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Appeared in: Volume 7, Number 6
Published on: June 6, 2012
Beyond the Continental Divide

The Obama Administration's "pivot to Asia", insofar as it represents a strategic choice, is a mistake. America's geo-economic future, the ultimate font of American power, lies in a bold and far-reaching integration of North America.

Robert A. Pastor is professor and director of the Center for North American Studies at American University. He is the author of The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future (Oxford University Press), from which this essay is adapted. Pastor served as National Security Advisor on Latin America during the Carter Administration.

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