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Bull, meet China shop: Trump’s foreign policy in Asia is disastrous
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Bull, meet China shop: Trump’s foreign policy in Asia is disastrous

With Asia facing an array of diplomatic challenges, author Michael Fuchs argues that President Trump's disastrous foreign policy approach in the region could threaten U.S. national security and prosperity.

Asia’s historical, political and economic landmines are increasingly blowing up, and Donald Trump seems intent on accelerating the damage in ways that could threaten US national security and prosperity.

Things didn’t always seem so bleak. Analysts have long heralded the coming of the “Asian century.” Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and others have transformed from autocracies to democratic members of the G20. Today, nations across Asia are innovative economies, flourishing democracies and contributors to global security. Any measurement of GDP size, military might or population illustrate how Asia could be the most important region in the world in the 21st century.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow