Asia’s rise and its rapidly growing economies have brought with them increased attention from the U.S. This has been exemplified by current U.S. President Barack Obama’s efforts to strengthen political, trade and defense relationships with Asian nations. Obama was the first U.S. president ever to attend an East Asia Summit and has continually engaged with Asian leaders throughout his term in office. With the presidential elections later this year fast approaching, it is uncertain whether or not Mr. Obama will be re-elected. Obama’s contender, Mitt Romney, seems unlikely to put as much emphasis on building and maintaining relationships with Asia as Obama has done. Thus these upcoming elections will be of upmost importance for Asia and the results of which will also have wide implications. As such this dialogue will focus on the various impacts of the U.S. elections on Asia and will analyze the possible future paths US-Asia relations might take.