Summits give Obama Venue to Address Asi…

Shortly after the Nov. 4 congressional elections, President Barack Obama will head to Asia for a series of important summits at which he will have an opportunity to address some critical challenges facing the United States and the region. First will be the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting at Yanqi Lake outside Beijing on Nov. 10–11. Next up will be the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Naypyidaw on Nov. 13–14. These two summits will give President Obama an opportunity to give some much-needed momentum to his administration’s rebalance to Asia, which has been drowned out by crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, before he heads to the Nov. 15–16 Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane.

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