The Myths, Realities and Implications of Obama’s “Pivot to Asia”

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Date(s) - Tuesday, May 28 2013
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Jonathan D. Pollack, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


Venue: Madison

Tuesday, May 28th

12:00 p.m.


Washington is winding down the war in Afghanistan and shifting its focus towards Asia in a widely-reported “pivot” or strategic “rebalancing” of forces. What does this mean for China, North Korea, the South and East China seas and the rest of the region? What are the major areas of contention in the region? Is the United States trying to engage or ‘contain’ Beijing, and has China altered the equation with its own behavior?

Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Jonathan Pollack will tackle these questions from a diplomatic, military and security perspective and provide a picture of what the future might look like under Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping. Q&A will follow.


Venue: Madison

Bldg 2, 3 Fenyang Lu, near Huaihai Lu

汾阳路3号, 近淮海路

Time: Tuesday, May 28, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Doors open at 12:00. Event starts at 12:30 p.m. 

Admission: special set menu 150 RMB for members; 250 RMB for non-members


About the speaker:

Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and director of the John L. Thornton China Center. A specialist on East Asian international politics and security, he has published extensively on Chinese political-military strategy, U.S.-China relations, the political and security dynamics of the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. strategy and policy in Asia and the Pacific. His latest publication, No Exit:  North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security, was published in May 2011 by Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.



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