The signature foreign policy move, and greatest strategic insight, of Barack Obama’s presidency was “the pivot” later renamed “the rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region. President Obama’s initiative grew out of his conviction that Asia had become the most important region in terms of economic dynamism, explosive demographic growth, and growing military tensions.
"The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation,and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region,by Michael R. Auslin,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 70
, Article 18.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol70/iss3/18