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.

Appeared in: Volume 07, Number 6 | Published on: June 6, 2012

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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