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Trump Could Shatter Asia’s Peace

Author Michael Fuchs describes how the recent flurry of diplomatic missteps by President Trump have heightened the potential for conflict between U.S. and Asia.

The bull is about to enter the China shop—one with nuclear weapons stacked carefully on its shelves.

As U.S. President Donald Trump makes his first trip as president to Asia, the region is bracing itself. Tensions with North Korea and trade issues will top the U.S. agenda, while U.S. partners and allies will simply be looking for signs that Trump hasn’t given up on them. With expectations low, leaders and public officials want nothing more than Trump to read the talking points his staff has prepared for him.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow