Obama's Legacy and the Trump Transition
A judicious and wide-ranging edited collection, this book fills an important void in the field of US-Asian relations and it does so with considerable skill and sensitivity to historical context. Essential reading for those interested in US involvement in a region of signal importance and that has been experiencing significant transformation. Rosemary Foot, Senior Research Fellow in International Relations and Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford Perhaps no region in the world today poses as many challenges to the United States as does the Indo-Pacific -- home to some of its most important allies (Japan, Taiwan and South Korea), two of the worlds rising superpowers, and three states with nuclear weapons, as well as a whole host of unresolved tensions left behind by both World War II and the Cold War. This comprehensive volume does an outstanding job of analysing these complex issues. A must-read. Michael Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations and Director of IDEAS at the London School of Economics and Political Science -- .
Oliver Turner is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Edinburgh Inderjeet Parmar is Professor of International Politics at City, University of London -- .
Introduction: The United States in the Asia and Indo-Pacifics Inderjeet Parmar Part I: Obamas legacy in Asia and the Pacific 1 US imperial hegemony in the American Pacific Oliver Turner 2 Humanitarian hawk meets rising dragon: Obamas legacy in US China Policy Peter Gries 3 The Obama administration and India Christopher K. Colley and Sumit Ganguly 4 Obama and Japan: An endangered legacy Matteo Dian 5 Obama, Trump, and North Korea Bruce Cumings 6 US and Australia: Deepening ties and securitising cyberspace Maryanne Kelton and Zac Rogers 7 Obamas legacy in US-ASEAN relations: Promises and perils Prashanth Parameswaran 8 The Obama administration and the East Asia Summit: Exception, not transformation Malcolm Cook Part II: The US in Asia and the Pacific under Trump 9 Obama, Trump and US politics and diplomacy towards Asia Robert G. Sutter 10 Security policy in Asia from Obama to Trump: Autopilot, neglect or worse? Nick Bisley 11 A grand strategic transition? Obama, Trump, and the Asia Pacific political economy Mike Mastanduno Part III: From Obama to Trump in Asia and the Pacific: The practitioners view 12 From Obama to Trump, and beyond: Washingtons painful search for a credible China policy Borje Ljunggren 13 Multilateralism to transactionalism: America and Trump in the Asia Pacific Ketan Patel and Christian Hansmeyer 14 Obama and Trumps marine machoism in the Indo-Pacific Atul Bhardwaj Conclusion: Legacies and Transitions in the twenty first century Indo-Pacific Oliver Turner and Inderjeet Parmar Index -- .