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Sophie Beach is CDT's Executive Editor. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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October 8, 2013

Obama’s Absence in Asia: A Turning Point?

President Obama has cancelled his trip to Southeast Asia in order to deal with the ongoing government shutdown in Washington. Secretary of State John Kerry is attending the APEC summit in Bali, Indonesia in the president’s place. From the New York Times: Mr. Xi, the keynote speaker, delivered a long, tightly scripted speech that made no reference to Mr. Obama and concentrated

October 8, 2013