Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 2017

Department

Political Science

Language

English

Publication Title

MCU Journal

Abstract

When Barack Obama designated the Indo-Asia-Pacific region as his top strategic priority, it was considered an ambitious foreign policy initiative. Between 2011 and 2015, Obama's "pivot to Asia" was quite successful, but by the end of his term in office the pivot had lost some of its momentum and direction,. This study begins by placing the Obama pivot in historical context. Next, it presents an audit of the successes and setbacks of the Obama pivot. The article then discusses the prospects for a renewal of the pivot to Asia by the Donald J. Trump administration, arguing that restarting the pivot will be difficult but worth the effort.

Comments

This published version is made available on Dickinson Scholar with the permission of the publisher. For more information on the published version, visit Marine Corps University Press's Website.

DOI

10.21140/mcuj.2017080102

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