Since the Obama administration announced a strategic "pivot" to Asia in October 2011, since recharacterized as a "rebalancing," U.S. policy in the region, and the world, has been seen through the prism of the much-anticipated Asian Century. With an eye to China's rising influence, Washington has been strengthening its ties with regional allies and partners. At the same time, China's neighbors have been shoring up relations and creating new partnerships among themselves to respond to the shifting landscape. This WPR Special Report reviews the strategic shift to Asia.

Special Report: The U.S. Pivot to Asia

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Since the Obama administration announced a strategic "pivot" to Asia in October 2011, since recharacterized as a "rebalancing," U.S. policy in the region, and the world, has been seen through the prism of the much-anticipated Asian Century. With an eye to China's rising influence, Washington has been strengthening its ties with regional allies and partners. At the same time, China's neighbors have been shoring up relations and creating new partnerships among themselves to respond to the shifting landscape. This WPR Special Report reviews the strategic shift to Asia.

The View From Washington

U.S. Must Put Words Into Action in Asia-Pacific
By Nikolas Gvosdev
October 28, 2011

Obama's Trip a First Step in U.S. Shift to Asia
By Robert Farley
November 23, 2011

At Shangri-La, Panetta Dials in U.S. Pivot to Asia
By Richard Weitz
June 5, 2012

Putting Out Mideast Fires Will Delay U.S. Asia Pivot
By Nikolas Gvosdev
July 20, 2012

APEC Summit a Missed Opportunity for Obama
By Nikolas Gvosdev
September 7, 2012

Dealing With China

No Matter Who Wins, China Will Top U.S. Agenda
By Richard Weitz
November 6, 2012

Like It or Not, U.S. Cannot Control China Relationship
By Steven Metz
October 3, 2012

U.S. Needs Chinese Partners in Asian Century
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
February 20, 2012

Obama's Close Game Does Not Play Well in China
By Joan Johnson-Freese
March 15, 2012

U.S.-China Relations Need Leadership, not Anachronisms
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
November 28, 2011

China Turns Its Gaze Outward
By Iain Mills
April 24, 2012

Strengthening Partnerships

Clinton's Mongolia Trip Shows Economic Side of U.S. Asia Pivot
By Catherine Cheney
July 10, 2012

Obama, Lee Partnership Solidifies U.S.-South Korea Ties
By Richard Weitz
October 30, 2012

Australia Strengthens Military Ties With U.S. Amid Broader Defense Debate
By Roxane Horton
November 16, 2012

U.S., New Zealand Move to Enhance Strategic Partnership
By Prashanth Parameswaran
October 1, 2012

U.S., India Inch Toward Naval Partnership
By Saurav Jha
July 9, 2012

U.S.-Vietnam Ties Show Progress, Pitfalls of Asia Pivot
By Richard Weitz
June 19, 2012

Obama Visit Reflects Myanmar's Key Role in U.S. Pivot to Asia
By Prashanth Parameswaran
November 27, 2012

The Regional Perspective

India-Australia Relations and the Obama Pivot to Asia
By Saurav Jha
January 10, 2012

New Openness to Nuclear Trade Buoys India-Australia Ties
By Yogesh Joshi
November 1, 2012

Australia Seeks a Role in the Asian Century
By Roxane Horton
November 1, 2012

Global Insider: New Zealand Adds Normative Backing to Japanese Foreign Policy
Interview with Yoichiro Sato
September 13, 2012

Global Insider: Philippines Needs Major Military Upgrade to Balance Encroaching China
Interview with Richard D. Fisher, Jr.
May 11, 2012

Global Insider: India, Singapore Maintain Close Ties as Region Shifts
Interveiw with Jayati Bhattacharya
August 6, 2012