Asia Program


Weighing the "Rebalance": Obama in Asia

April 28, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Event Co-sponsors: 
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Podcast (Audio-only): 
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President Barack Obama embarked this week on a tour of Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines with the goal of convincing those nations and others in Asia that the U.S. remains focused on the region. The trip has prompted questions, in the U.S. as well as in Asia, about the administration’s ability to continue to act as the primary guarantor of stability in the region. The trip unfolds against the backdrop of the crisis in Ukraine, the recent Malaysia Airlines and South Korean ferry disasters, and Congressional criticism of Obama’s plan to expand trade in the region through the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

In this Ground Truth Briefing conference call three experts on the ground in Tokyo, Seoul and Manila discuss the President's trip.

Event Speakers List: 
  • Professor of Asian Studies at University of the Philippines, specializing on international politics and security in East Asia; Lecturer with the Foreign Service Institute, National Defense College of the Philippines and Director of the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies; former Wilson Center Scholar
  • Nobuo Fukuda // Senior Scholar
    Staff Writer, former Jakarta Bureau Chief and London Correspondent of Asahi Shimbun Newspaper, Japan
  • Jin Park // Global Fellow
    Executive President, Asia Future Institute; Former Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
  • Robert Daly // Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
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