Obama spearheads an Asian coup

As Washington ramps up involvement in Asia, China's new leaders will find it hard to compete. And Australia risks becoming increasingly sidelined.

In simple terms the United States is back in Asia with a vengeance and so the most confident leader at the current Asian Summit in Cambodia is US President Barack Obama. He is the only leader with a great base home market, cheap energy, a carbon policy that works, low cost labour, the best technology, abundant capital and a looming resurgent manufacturing industry that will replace China in many areas.


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