[S]ince Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House, Vietnamese leaders seem less certain about betting on their relationship with Washington.
For China, Trump’s retreat was more of a stroke of luck, a giant step on the path to becoming the superpower in Southeast Asia.
[A]lternating bromance and harsh criticism is not necessarily going to make the U.S. president credible in the eyes of China and Russia.
Does the man in the White House realize that he, himself, is in the process of liquidating the historic leadership of the United States?
Clearly, there is still the possibility that this is not the end of multilateralism but simply a statement from one country, no matter how important it is, and that the other countries will carry on with globalization as the dominant system.
<i>The U.S. president was in Vietnam for the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which he essentially wants to leave. Shinzo Abe’s Japan assumes leadership.</i>
It is strange to hear the slogan “America First” in Vietnam, and specifically in a place like Da Nang, which was devastated by the war. [Read more]
While the United States pursues protectionist policies, it is only a matter of time before its impact reaches South Korea.
Barack Obama will deliver his farewell speech to the nation on Tuesday, Jan. 10.* He should emphasize his government's success in economic affairs and in combating inequality. He could also take advantage of the opportunity to draw up a positive assessment of a foreign policy that recalled the indispensable nature of [Read more]
Any Chinese person who visits American communities ... will understand that the idea of America restoring the manufacturing industry of former times is essentially a dream.
Trump could still manage to surprise everyone by revealing an appetite for bilateral agreements.