Asia’s mighty trading giants, which have for years benefited from the seemingly inexhaustible US appetite for their exports, have now run headlong into US President Donald Trump’s fierce insistence that the terms of America’s trade with them has been fundamentally unfair. That clash, which could yet lead to trade wars, could upend the global order that has prevailed for decades.
The risks posed by Trump’s policies — and ways that America’s Asian trading partners might weather the storm.
The president’s approach is based on a misguided understanding of how world trade works and risks hurting the US itself.
How the renegotiation of the US-Korea free-trade deal has left so many in South Korea uncertain about Trump’s approach to trade — and US allies.
Japan doesn’t want a bilateral US trade deal. Do Trans-Pacific Partnership talks hold an answer?
The continuing commitment of the 11 TPP members remaining after the US pulled out could have profound implications for Asia and the world trade order.
Beijing and Washington appear to be managing trade tensions, but the risks of Trump’s ‘America First’ policy remain.
The US president’s bold decision to meet North Korea’s leader could transform Northeast Asian and global security.
The summit gave wings to frayed efforts to denuclearize North Korea, but the challenges ahead remain fraught.
Growing fears that China under President Xi Jinping is set to make gains as a global champion of Beijing’s brand of authoritarianism are misplaced.
With the downfall of the ruling party after 60 years, the new government under Mahathir Mohamad can turn Malaysia into a beacon of democratic hope in Southeast Asia.
Asia has a particular fascination with these virtual currencies, and that has governments grappling with how to regulate them.
As China’s influence grows and US leadership is fraught with uncertainty, co-operation on global and regional challenges is more needed than ever.
State-approved propaganda tales tell of his strategic prowess, achievements and place at historic events he likely did not attend.
Europe is being pulled into a debate on how best to re-engage Asian security issues without risking relations with Beijing.
EU policy-makers pay too little heed to the need for new strategic thinking.
As Beijing’s will to be a leading seapower changes geopolitics in Asia, Europe is ill-prepared to step up.
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