5 Things to Watch for During President Obama's Asia Trip

Fresh off the midterm loss, Obama is shifting his focus to foreign policy.

1. The Pivot That Wasn’t

2. Walking a Fine Line in Myanmar

After attending the East Asia Security summit in Naypyidaw, President Obama will meet with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon. Though her party is very popular, Suu Kyi is unable to run for president because of a constitutional provision that bans people with foreign spouses or children from holding the office (her husband and children are British). All eyes are on whether or not Obama may call for the government to amend its constitution. He hinted at it in a recent call with Suu Kyi, during which they discussed “how the United States can support efforts to promote tolerance, respect for diversity, and a more inclusive political environment,” according to the White House.

4. Skateboarding in Naypyidaw

Obama’s first stop in Myanmar will be to the newly-built capital city of Naypyidaw. The city was inaugurated as the new capital just eight years ago and is one of the world’s fastest-growing cities, although much of it remains empty or under construction. It will be a sight to see the president’s motorcade drive down the massive 20-lane road leading up to the parliament building, as Obama becomes the first American president to visit the new capital.

“For those of you who are skateboarders, it’s sort of a paradise for you; there’s 10-lane roads that have no cars on them; you’d really enjoy that,” Ernest Bower, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joked while previewing the trip.

5. Possible Putin Run-In

“I imagine, as in the past, that there will be an opportunity for the G-20 leaders to engage informally on the margins. There is no formal bilateral meeting scheduled or planned, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they had some informal communication,” Rice said.

As always, it was be interesting to see how the political foes interact (cue the body-language experts).

ABC News’ Karson Yiu contributed to this report.