May 21, 2016

With terrorism concerns again in mind, President Obama embarks on week-long trip to Vietnam, Japan

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Journalist David Nakamura

President Obama departs Washington on Saturday for a week-long trip to Vietnam and Japan that will focus on economics and national security, punctuated by a historic stop in Hiroshima on Friday.

Obama’s trip is the first of two to Asia in his final year, highlighting his bid to strengthen the United States’ presence and relationships in the region, White House officials said. Also on the itinerary is the Group of Seven economic summit in Ise-Shima, Japan, where Obama will meet with the leaders of Britain, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and Italy.


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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...