Managing the Global Impact of America’s Rebalance to Asia

Selected Readings

Following are reports, articles, commentaries, and governmental publications and speeches regarding America's rebalance to Asia.

Reports & Journal Articles
News Articles & Commentaries
Governmental Publications & Speeches
  • Reports and Journal Articles

    Lt. Gen. David Barno et al, “Pivot but Hedge: A Strategy for Pivoting to Asia While Hedging in the Middle East,” Orbis, Spring 2012

    Hans Binnendijk, ed., A Transatlantic Pivot to Asia: Towards New Trilateral Partnerships, Washington, D.C.: Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, 2014

    Kurt M. Campbell and Ely Ratner, “Far Eastern Promises: Why Washington Should Focus on Asia,” Foreign Affairs, May/June 2014
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    Victor D. Cha, “Complex Patchworks: U.S. Alliances As Part of Asia's Regional Architecture,” Asia Policy, no. 11, January 2011

    Thomas Fargo, “The Military Side of Strategic Rebalancing,” Asia Policy, no. 14, July 2012

    Michele Flournoy and Janine Davidson, “Obama’s New Global Posture: The Logic of U.S. Foreign Policy,” Foreign Affairs 91, no. 4 (July/August 2012)

    Jean Grace, “Uncertain Budget Situation Slowing USAF’s Asia-Pacific Rebalance,” Jane’s Defence Weekly, September 18, 2013

    Wallace “Chip” Gregson, “Rebalancing U.S. Security Posture in Asia,” Asia Policy, no. 14, July 2012

    David M. Lampton, “China and the United States: Beyond Balance,” Asia Policy, no. 14, July 2012.

    Robert Ross, “The Problem with the Pivot: Obama’s New Asia Policy Is Unnecessary and Counterproductive,” Foreign Affairs 91, no. 6 (November/December 2012)

    J. Stapleton Roy, “Strategic Challenges for the U.S.-China Relationship,” Asia Policy, no. 14, July 2012

    Kevin Rudd, “Beyond the Pivot: A New Road Map for U.S.-Chinese Relations,” Foreign Affairs 92, no. 2 (March/April 2013)

    James B. Steinberg, “2012 – A Watershed Year for East Asia?” Asia Policy, no. 14, July 2012

    Øystein Tunsjø, “Europe’s Favorable Isolation,” Survival 55, no. 6, December 2013–January 2014

  • News Articles and Commentaries

    Hans Binnendijk, “U.S. Pivot Needs Europe’s Help,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 16, 2012

    Robert Kagan, “In Need Of a Superpower,” Washington Post, November 21, 2012

    Caryle Murphy, “The Saudi Succession Question,” Al-Monitor, April 14, 2014

    Awad Mustafa, “Analyst: Arabian Gulf Nations May Build Closer Russian Relations,” Defense News, May 19, 2014

    Eddie Walsh, “Obama’s Empty Pivot,” Washington Times, August 8, 2012

    “Japan’s Role Must Be Enhanced in Defense Cooperation with U.S.,” Yomiuri Shimbun, January 22, 2013

  • Governmental Publications and Speeches

    David J. Berteau and Michael Green, “U.S. Force Posture Strategy in the Asia Pacific Region: An Independent Assessment,” statement before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness, August 1, 2012

    Dennis Blair, “Operational Impacts of Japan’s New Security Strategy and Capabilities on the U.S-Japan Alliance,” remarks at a U.S.-Japan Security Forum organized by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA in Washington, D.C., April 30, 2014

    General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, USAF, “PACAF Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Region,” presentation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C., May 5, 2014

    Testimony by the Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin, Acting Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), “Rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific Region: Examining Its Implementation,” House Armed Services Committee Hearing, January 28, 2014

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, “The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: A Defense Perspective,” speech at the Asia Society, August 1, 2012

    Press briefing by U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel hosted by the Brookings Institution and the State Department Foreign Press Center, August 4, 2014

    Robert M. Scher and David F. Helvey, “U.S. Force Posture in the U.S. Pacific Command Area of Responsibility,” joint statement before the U.S. House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, August 1, 2012