The second Obama administration is keen to achieve positive outcomes with its "rebalancing toward Asia" policy but its ability to deliver remains questionable, analysts told a seminar yesterday.
The previous and current Obama administrations have underscored the importance of the US revitalising its Asian alliances, particularly with Asean and Thailand, Charles Salmon, a foreign policy adviser at the Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS), said.
But the US had also reassured other parts of the world that the rebalancing act would not undercut security commitments elsewhere, he told the "Asia Pacific Security in the Next Decades: The US Rebalancing towards Asia" seminar. The forum was jointly organised by the APCSS and Chulalongkorn University's Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS).
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