The United States’ Premature Pivot to 'Asia'
Soc (2012) 49:395-399
5 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2013
Date Written: August 21, 2012
The Obama administration has shifted its focus of strategic concerns from the Middle East to the Far East. (Although the term “Asia” is often used, reference is clearly to China, as there is no other power in that region the U.S. holds it must contend with.) The shift reminds one of the old parable about a child who was looking for his lost dime next to the lamp post, not because it was there that the dime went missing — but because it was there that the light made searching easy.
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