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U.S. President George W. Bush, left, with Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, in the Great Hall of the People on the edge of Tiananmen Square, Sunday, November 20, 2005 in Beijing, China.


Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

The Pivot before the Pivot: U.S. Strategy to Preserve the Power Balance in Asia

| Spring 2016

The United States’ strategic reorientation toward the Asia Pacific began not under the Barack Obama administration, but under the George W. Bush administration. As part of this reorientation, the Bush administration pursued a series of military, political, and economic policies aimed at engaging with and balancing against China, not containing it.