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This monograph begins with a discussion of the instruments of national power that were available to the Obama Administration in support of the pivot to Asia strategy. Since the United States was much stronger in terms of military resources than it was in terms of diplomatic, informational, and economic resources, the Obama Administration opted to build its pivot strategy on the foundation of the so-
This monograph focuses on U.S.-
• “Containers,” people who are inclined to focus on worst-
• “Adapters,” people who argue that Washington must make room for China, both in the region and in the world. These individuals are criticized for “self-
Dr. Stuart also discusses the arguments of “Game Changers,” those who challenge the assumption that China will continue to rise as an economic and military power.
The final section of this monograph looks beyond the Western Pacific, noting the growing importance of India and Beijing’s efforts to expand its influence into Central Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.
Dr. Stuart also discusses the problems that the Obama Administration has been forced to confront in other countries that have complicated efforts to keep the U.S. focus on the pivot strategy in the IAP region.