Obama’s rebalance towards East Asia in 2011

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Obama’s rebalance towards East Asia in 2011

Type: Master thesis
Title: Obama’s rebalance towards East Asia in 2011
Author: Nooteboom, Tessa
Issue Date: 2017-08-30
Keywords: A study of international and domestic factors that caused the rebalance
Abstract: The announcement of US president Barack Obama of the rebalance towards East Asia in 2011 was projected as a pivotal moment in US foreign policy in order to bring peace and prosperity to the region and led to a discussion among scholars wherein the causes for the rebalance were debated. This thesis researched both domestic and international causes of this change in US foreign policy to add to this discussion. This study analyzed whether the shift in the distribution of capabilities within the international structure from the US to China could properly explain Obama’s rebalance towards East Asia in 2011, or if intervening domestic factors could more precisely determine what led Obama’s decision making towards the rebalance at that specific moment in time.
Supervisor: Foulon, Michiel
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Relations (Master)
Specialisation: Global conflict in the modern era
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65080
 

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