Authors:

  • William Overholt

Excerpt

December 2023, Opinion: "In U.S. Presidential campaigns, an unworkable Asia policy often becomes the foreign-policy brand of the party out of power. After winning, it typically accommodates to reality after about 18 months. Jimmy Carter campaigned to withdraw all US troops from South Korea, Ronald Reagan to re-recognize Taiwan, Bill Clinton to withdraw China’s most favored nation status. Each accommodated to reality halfway through his second year. But the November 2023 Joe Biden-Xi Jinping summit shows that three years after inauguration, the Biden administration continues to struggle between campaign-style myths and accommodation to reality." Read Via Global Asia