What would Donald Trump do? Would Trump's America be steadfast in a crisis? Or would the administration be too distracted, too confused, or too compromised by its other negotiations with China to stand its ground?
Latin America in general, and South America in particular, are not areas that Washington is especially interested in.
What kind of stance will Trump display now? It will have a great influence on the economy and security of the Asia-Pacific region, including India.
It’s inconceivable that the U.S. and China would fight a war, but a generation ago it was inconceivable that Hanoi and Washington would be comrades in arms.