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Who will take America's place in Asia?

Goodbye Pacific pivot, hello Pacific retreat?

John Feffer | FPIF 

Asia has been the future for more than a generation. When Americans try to glimpse what’s to come, images of the Pacific Rim flood the imagination. For movie audiences in 1982, the rain-soaked Los Angeles of Blade Runner looked like downtown Tokyo. By 2014, the City of Angels in the Spike Jonze film Her had more of a Shanghai vibe. This upcoming October, with the release of Blade Runner 2049, Los Angeles will likely resemble Seoul. Off-screen as well, Asia has been almost as good as a time machine. When I was coming of age, it was the place to go for anyone hankering ...

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First Published: Tue, June 06 2017. 11:30 IST
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