The President's Trip to Asia: Substance and Symbols

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President Obama has left for a week in Asia as American influence has been on the decline, while China's influence is increasing. So "the overarching theme" of the President's trip will be that the US is a Pacific nation engaged with Asia "in a very comprehensive way." That's what the National Security Council's been telling reporters.

Credits

Guests:
Michael Hirsh - Politico Magazine - @michaelphirsh, Nicholas Szechenyi - Center for Strategic and International Studies - @CSIS, Gary Hufbauer - Peterson Institute for International Economics - @PIIE_com, Dan Southerland - Executive Editor, Radio Free Asia

Host:
Warren Olney