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ON THE LINE: The Asia Pivoti
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August 29, 2014 3:00 AM
The United States says it wants to "re-balance" foreign relations with Asia, elevating the region's geo-political importance. The Administration says economics are the key to closer relations, but could military tensions get in the way? "The Asia Pivot", next ON THE LINE.

ON THE LINE: The Asia Pivot

Published August 28, 2014

The United States says it wants to "re-balance" foreign relations with Asia, elevating the region's geo-political importance. The Administration says economics are the key to closer relations, but could military tensions get in the way? "The Asia Pivot", next ON THE LINE.

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