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Obama Initiatives Threaten APEC

Speaker: Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
November 11, 2011

CFR's Scott Snyder says the Obama administration's objectives going into the APEC summit include promoting exports to Asian countries through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and signaling the U.S. commitment to the region by joining the East Asia Summit for the first time. Snyder argues that these initiatives "threaten the primary role that APEC has played as a gathering for Asian leaders."

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