The Obama administration and the "pivot" to Asiain the news: KQED Forum on May 30, 2013
The Obama administration has repeatedly stressed the importance of the Asia-Pacific region to the United States, especially in terms of economics and security. Donald Emmerson recently joined KQED Forum for a look at current U.S.-Asia relations.
The American pivot in Southeast AsiaShorenstein APARC Op-ed
"As much as China is front and center for the United States and Asia, the American pivot is not all about the dragon. It is also very much about the 10 member states of ASEAN," says Donald K. Emmerson in a recent opinion article.
Shorenstein APARC, FSI Stanford Q&A
Fresh off his re-election victory, Barack Obama -- the "Pacific President" -- became the first president to visit Myanmar and Cambodia when he traveled to the Southeast Asian countries in November. Eight Shorenstein APARC scholars discussed reactions to the election in Asia, and possible directions for U.S.-Asia relations and foreign policy. Read more »
Ideas, issues and interests in U.S.-Asia relationsShorenstein APARC Announcement
How will the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, China's leadership transition, and other upcoming power transfers in Asia impact U.S.-Asia relations and issues within the Asia-Pacific region? On November 15, Michael H. Armacost, Karl Eikenberry, and Thomas Fingar discussed this and related questions during a roundtable panel at the National University of Singapore.
ASEAN issues statement delayed over Scarborough ShoalShorenstein APARC News
Scarborough Shoal, a small lagoon in the South China Sea, remains the center of a months-long standoff between China and the Philippines. Donald Emmerson discusses Indonesia's role in leading ASEAN, after a week of silence, to announce a consensus that avoids the issue.
- » East Asia Forum op-ed (July 29)
- » Voice of America interview (July 27)
- » Asia Times Online op-ed (July 24)
- » Asia Times Online op-ed (July 17)
- » Link Asia interview (July 13)
The term "pivot" has fallen out of favor in Washington, but the Obama administration's heightened interest in Asia is real and ongoing, says Donald Emmerson, director of Stanford's Southeast Asia Forum. He recently discussed the nuances of what he describes as an important but "lopsided pivot." Read more »
Shorenstein APARC Q&A
Riding around on the back of a motorcycle in 2009, Jeremy Menchik snapped photos of hundreds of Indonesian campaign posters. That number has now grown to over 5000 images, which Menchik and Colm Fox have painstakingly coded and analyzed. The initial results of their research reveal similarities between the United States and Indonesia, and shed light on the transitional democracies of the Arab Spring. Read more »