Journal of Social Sciences

Political Rhetoric or Policy Shift: A Contextual Analysis of the Pivot to Asia

Lucas Bittick and Timothy Sands

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2019.92.125

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 15, 2019

Pages 92-125


Society lays witness to the rise and fall of civilizations throughout history. Following a proud past, in recent times China has suffered low-years whose fall was precipitated by experiments in poor governance exacerbated by relatively better-governed states leveraging Chinese weakness to their own benefit. In the century, China has abandoned failed governance schemes and is again on the rise in a world that simultaneously welcomes its rise, yet remains cautious to defend against territorial aggression too often associated with rising societies; in hopes of avoiding horrific wars seen in the previous century. Societies across the world are left contemplating the contemporary politics of the USA and this manuscript evaluates whether the so-called pivot to Asia is a legitimate shift in contemporary politics or merely political rhetoric.


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