On July 22, 2009, US State Secretary Clinton signed Asean's Treaty of Amity & Cooperation (TAC) in Thailand signalling the intention of the US to be "back to South-East Asia". Now, the US has joined - together with Russia - the East Asian Summit (EAS).

What are the results of the policy and strategy of the Obama administration on South-East Asia one year on? Malaysiakini interviewed Professor Dr Lee Poh Ping, a long-standing scholarly observer of America's foreign policy in Asia who is now a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of China Studies (ICS) at the University of Malaya.

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