Why Trump’s focus on economic victories poses a threat to security

With his usual hyperbole, Donald Trump is raising expectations about his meeting this week with China’s president, Xi Jinping, stating in one interview: “I would not be at all surprised if we did something that would be very dramatic.”

But with no apparent strategies in place for US policy on Asia, China, trade, or North Korea, Trump’s desire for quick wins that he can show off at home make him vulnerable to what China wants: selling off the US security role in Asia. And that would be a disaster.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Guardian.