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The American pivot in Southeast Asia

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) speaks with ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 2012.
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Flickr: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia/U.S. State Dept.
"As much as China is front and center for the United States and Asia, the American pivot is not all about the dragon. It is also very much about the 10 member states of ASEAN," says Donald K. Emmerson in a recent opinion article.