A range of issues and events in Europe and the Middle East have prevented the Obama Administration from fully committing to its proposed “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region. But beginning next week when he travels to the region, the President will have another opportunity to put relations with China and other regional partners in the spotlight. Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly provides a preview of the trip in this edition of Wilson Center NOW. 

“This is a chance for the two of them to get together and perhaps halt the slide, probably not reverse it but to at least change the atmospherics; to get past this commitment to the idea that all the problems in this relationship are the other guy’s fault. There’s an opportunity here if they capitalize on it,” said Daly.