May 15, 2016

Obama’s Pivot to Asia Staggers as Trade Deal Stalls in Congress

Featuring Julianne Smith

Journalist Angela Greiling Keane

With two rows of sailors standing behind him, President Barack Obama strode alongside Manila Harbor last November to inspect an aging U.S. Coast Guard cutter that’s now the pride of the Philippine navy.

The vessel was once part of a 12-cutter Coast Guard fleet known for requiring never-ending maintenance to stay afloat. Now, it’s a tangible example of Obama’s attempt to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia and confront Chinese expansion in the Pacific.

 

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  • Julianne Smith

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and is currently serving as a Weizsäcker Fellow at the Bosch Academy in Berlin....