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.
Stuart, Douglas. "America's Pivot to Asia: A Eulogy or an Interim Report?" MCU Journal 8, no. 1 (2017): 21-38.