Tag: election

  • Is the 'pivot' to Asia a bluff to distract from wars?

    Amitai Etzioni argues that the pivot is something like a “bluff,” and is motivated by election-year efforts to divert attention from other foreign policy questions—the actual conflicts in the Middle East. He points to the challenge of getting the Chinese government to understand the domestic drivers of U.S. foreign policy, and also notes that the […]

  • Noted: No mention of China in Obama press conference

    The headlines says it all, and I’m not motivated to speculate on what this means at any length, but I didn’t remember anything on China in the Sept. 10 presser and did a word search on the transcript. Nothing. I wouldn’t draw many conclusions from this, but it shows that the reporters who got to […]