WorldViews: Why Sen. Max Baucus is a strange choice for U.S. ambassador to China

By Max Fisher, December 18, 2013

The phrase "pivot to Asia" has become more punchline than policy in the years since the Obama administration first announced it would be refocusing U.S. foreign policy more intently on East Asia. The many setbacks have typically been due to events outside of the administration's control, such as turmoil in the Middle East, that distracted from the long-term goals in Asia.

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