Donald Trump is a man who thrives on instability and somehow sees himself as the sole voice of reason in an unreasonable world. If the wisdom of the old school suggests one course of action, he’ll pursue the contrary one.
Trump cannot prevent China's rise. Washington's days as world power number one are numbered.
This sequence of cold shoulders has sent a message across the region: For Mr. Trump, the only Asian deal that matters is the one that makes Xi Jinping happy.
The withdrawal ... reflects Washington’s open distrust of the way that organization works.