Asia still holds a “distant third” place in Washington’s diplomatic priorities behind Europe and the Middle East, in spite of the Obama administration’s “pivot” launched four years ago, Kurt Campbell, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, says on this week’s episode of “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev.”
Campbell, who had a long think-tank career before joining the Obama team in 2009, also talks about how U.S. diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific affects the lives of Americans, the diplomatic approaches of the main countries in the region, the obstructionism of North Korea’s young leader, and China’s global influence.
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- Nicholas Kralev is an author, entrepreneur and expert in international diplomacy, strategic communications and global aviation. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown over 2 million miles and visited 96 countries.
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