- David A. Andelman: Any substantial US withdrawal from Asia poses threat to US economic prosperity and security
- Presidential candidates have offered little guidance on what their Asia policy would be, Andelman says
David A. Andelman, editor emeritus of World Policy Journal and member of the board of contributors of USA Today, is the author of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today." Follow him on Twitter @DavidAndelman. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Last week, just as Philippine and U.S. military forces were kicking off what could be the last of a half century of joint maneuvers, the Philippines' brash new leader told President Barack Obama he would likely be "breaking up" with the United States and that Obama could "go to hell." The comments were only the most public expression of the underlying fears being felt in much of Asia -- a region grappling with uncertainty over what the post-Obama era will bring.