The Asia Pivot and US Motivations

February 5, 2013 in News

Jane Powers Antiwar February 5, 2013   In 2011, the Obama administration formally introduced an offensive strategy designed to contain China’s rise to power, termed the “Asia-Pivot.” In a November [...]

Not Backing Down: China Responds to the US Rebalance to Asia

December 26, 2012 in News

Global Asia | At the beginning of US President Barack Obama’s first term, China welcomed the US administration’s intention to pay more attention to Asia in the conduct of its foreign policy.

U.S. Increasing Military Presence in the Philippines

December 18, 2012 in News

The Diplomat | In a move that prompted a swift and angry response from China, the U.S. has reportedly agreed to substantially increase its military presence in the Philippines, increasing the number of troops, aircraft and ships which routinely rotate through the country.