The president will not save his pivot by racking up frequent flyer miles. “Showing up” is important, but not nearly as important as what the president has in hand upon his arrival.
The president, members of Congress and other officials are visiting everywhere from Seoul to Kuala Lumpur at almost an unprecedented rate. Many, especially liberal states, are looking for signs of American resolve on these visits.
In the midst of the greatest threat to European stability since the Balkans war of the 1990s, and perhaps back to the Berlin Crisis of 1961, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon just announced that the European Union's primary focus should be on fighting climate change.
Auslin reviews Robert Kaplan's latest book entitled, Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific.The book analyzes America's role in maintaining stability in Asia, Chinese hegemony throughout Southeast Asia, and the transformation of geopolitics in the 21st century.
The Spartans needed only 300 men to hold off tens of thousands of Persians at Thermopylae. To chitchat with democratic leaders of the G-7 this week in Europe, Barack Obama required 900 -- a pefect example of government decadence in post-modern, post-republican America.
Big news this week in Asia: Japanese leader Shinzo Abe and South Korean leader Park Geun-hye ended their 15-month estrangement . That this first meeting was so significant reveals how dysfunctional relations are between Tokyo and Seoul. The beneficiary of this state of affairs is China.
In the press conference after the US-Japan-ROK trilateral gathering, President Obama made an almost bizarre statement. The president was quoted as saying, "Over the last five years, close coordination between our three countries succeeded in changing the game with North Korea." That is a completely different view of reality than most observers of Northeast Asia have.
Every five years, another Indian election represents the world's largest democratic exercise. The upcoming general election, staggered across five weeks in April and May, involves 814 million eligible voters, 930,000 polling stations in 35 states and territories, and 28 major political parties plus scores of minor ones.
Join a diverse group of panelists — including sociologists, education experts, and students — for a discussion of how public policy and culture can help families lay a firmer foundation for their children’s educational success, and of how the effects of paternal involvement vary by socioeconomic background.
This event will coincide with the release of a new report by AEI’s Mary Habeck, which analyzes why current national security policy is failing to stop the advancement of al Qaeda and its affiliates and what the US can do to develop a successful strategy to defeat this enemy.
During this event, experts with many different views on the ACA will offer their predictions for the future.