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The U.S. "Rebalance" to Asia: A View from the Region

U.S. President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One upon his departure from Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on 19 November 2011 following the first participation by a U.S. president in an East Asia Summit.
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The U.S. "Rebalance" to Asia: A View from the Region

Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Program Special Event
Open to the Public - 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 160, Room 105
March 5, 2014
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Bates Gill, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney; Former Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Related Project: International Security


Skeptics continue to question the Obama administration's signature foreign-policy initiative, the "rebalance" to Asia. But is that skepticism warranted? From his perch on the Pacific rim, Dr. Gill is tracking the debate about America's current and future presence in the region, while following Washington's policies of economic, diplomatic, and military engagement with partners in Asia. He is also trying to think through some of the strategic trends which will probably shape U.S. influence and interests in the region long after the Obama administration leaves office. From this perspective, Dr. Gill argues for taking a closer, less dismissive look at America's future in the region and seeing how an already robust U.S. presence will likely grow stronger over time.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.


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