The United States in the Indo-Pacific: Obama's Legacy and the Trump Transition
Oliver Turner, Inderjeet Parmar
Manchester University Press, 2020 - Political Science - 272 pages
This edited volume examines the political, economic and security legacies former US President Barack Obama leaves across Asia and the Pacific, following two terms in office between 2009 and 2017. The aim is to advance our understanding of Obama's style, influence and impact during that time and the regional footprint he leaves behind. Moreover, it is to inform upon the endurance of, and prospects for, that legacy after two years of the Presidency of Donald Trump. The volume uniquely explores US engagement with key Indo-Pacific states including China, India and Japan; multilateral institutions and organisations such the East Asia Summit and ASEAN; and issue areas such as regional security, politics and diplomacy, and the economy. It does so with contributions from high-profile scholars and policy practitioners including Michael Mastanduno, Bruce Cumings, Maryanne Kelton, Robert Sutter, and Sumit Ganguly.