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The Asia ‘Pivot’ and the Islamic challenge

  • Tom Plate

Los Angeles | Fri, November 16 2012 | 11:03 am

PREMIUM Within days, President Barack Obama is set to visit Southeast Asia and this is a very good thing. The region is becoming more significant by the month. US policy is said to be in the process of “pivoting” to Asia after decades of preoccupation with Europe. This pivotal moment arrives, shall we say, not a moment too soon.

Greedy as I am, of course, for such visits to Asia, I am slightly ...