U.S. Secretary of State James Steinberg spoke about U.S. policy toward Asia on Oct. 13 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. Steinberg said U.S. policy toward Asia consists of three dimensions: strengthening and revitalizing traditional alliances; building new relationships with emerging regional powers; and strengthening multilateral and regional cooperation. His speech focused on the last of those three dimensions.
At IMF meetings in Washington last week, the threat of a global “currency war” was a hot topic. For more on this issue, see this WPR column by Thomas P.M. Barnett.
Fareed Zakaria interviews Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the CNN program GPS.