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PacNet #86 – Japan, Central Asia, and the US Rebalance to Asia-Pacific

The least understood part of the Obama administration’s policy to strengthen its role in the Asia-Pacific via "rebalancing" is that it is not built for its allies in the region, but that it is built by these partners. The US is committed to working with security allies and economic partners to ensure that the region follows a trajectory that benefits not only the US but also strengthens likeminded countries such as Japan, South Korea, Australia, and Thailand.