I have not one but two! posts up at Asia Times on the Trump shock. Hillary is Gone; Will the Pivot Live On? The US Pivot to Asia: Death by Trump In my opinion, the pivot was always an auto-da-fé, an act of faith: a cumbersome, expensive, difficult, and onerous strategy that ran counter to... Read More
Is the US Thinking About Backpedaling on North Korean Nukes? Will the Pivot Go Wobbly?
Will President Obama become a late and unlikely convert to realpolitik and allow John Kerry to sacrifice America’s nuclear non-proliferation principles on the battered altar of North Korean diplomacy? And will the fearsome pivot to Asia turn into a dainty pirouette, an American pas de deux with China as the two great powers search for... Read More
[The Asia Times Online yearender, which appeared on Dec. 22, 2012. It can be reposted if ATOl is credited and a link provided.] The passing year was the People's Republic of China's (PRC) first opportunity to get up close and personal with the United States' pivot back to Asia, the strategic rebalancing that looks a... Read More
[This article originally appeared at Asia Times Online on December 1, 2012. It can be reposted if ATOl is credited and a link provided.] Is the People's Republic of China (PRC) trying to implode the Japanese economy? It is starting to look that way. The PRC has counterprogramed the US pivot to Asia -... Read More
[This post originally appeared at Asia Times Online on Nov. 22, 2012. It can be reposted if ATOl is credited and a link provided.] President Barack Obama's first post - election mission is a trip to Southeast Asia - Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia - to affirm his signature diplomatic and strategic initiative, the pivot to... Read More