Forbes: What Trump’s Presidency Will Mean For Southeast Asia In 2017
Forbes features an interview with The Asia Foundation’s Senior Director of International Relations Programs John Brandon and the Southeast Asia Chair of Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia Thitinan Pongsudhirak on the Foundation’s Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia report:
A new report by the Asia Foundation cautions the President-elect that retreating from Asia would create a leadership vacuum and trigger massive destabilization of the regional order. Written in consultation with foreign policy experts from across Asia, it warns that the American presence has been essential to decades of peace and security in Asia.
So what should Southeast Asia’s half a billion inhabitants expect from the incoming president? According to John Brandon, Senior Director of the Asia Foundation’s International Relations Program, the end of the TPP likely means relations with Southeast Asia start with a clean slate.
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