TOKYO -- In his book codifying the Barack Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" strategy, Kurt Campbell bemoaned the National Security Council's overreach into diplomacy. Then assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, Campbell saw pitfalls in the centralization of foreign policy in the White House and out of the hands of career diplomats.
Biden's Asia policy
Biden point man Kurt Campbell returns to an Asia that has pivoted
Old hand welcomed back but faces new tests, from China to Koreas to ASEAN