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The Pivot before the Pivot US Strategy to Preserve the Power Balance in Asia

Silove, Nina


American critics of the Barack Obama administration's 2011 “pivot to Asia” policy claim that, despite the lofty rhetoric, the United States has pursued an anemic strategy in Asia. Chinese critics of the pivot to Asia assert that it is a bellicose strategy aimed at containing China's rise. These two conflicting criticisms are addressed in a detailed historical narrative that traces the development and implementation of U.S. strategy, based on declassified documents, some of which have never...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC)
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: International Security
DOI: 10.1162/ISEC_a_00238
Access Rights: Open Access


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