The US pivot to Asia
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The US may have pivoted back to Asia and the Pacific rhetorically, but does it have the muscle and staying power to reassert itself in a region that it has dominated for nearly seven decades? US competitors, especially China, think not and even friends and allies have their doubts. So what does President Obama’s pivot portend for US power in Asia where Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, has declared that ‘the future of politics will be decided’?