Experts: Despite Little Progress, ‘Pivot To Asia’ Not Yet Dead

April 18, 2014 7:22 PM

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As the fate of Thursday’s deal to defuse tensions in Ukraine hangs in the balance, President Obama on Monday will travel to Asia in the hopes of rebooting another top priority foreign policy objective: the administration’s “pivot to Asia.”

The strategy to shift more U.S. military, diplomatic and economic attention on the Asia-Pacific region was announced with much fanfare back in 2011, as the Obama administration sought to ease out of a post-9/11 period of laser-focus on the Middle East.

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