Americans tended to the honourable, if pedestrian, chore of pulling out destructive weeds, ministering to our allies’ spatial and nutrient requirements, and sprinkled around garden-variety plant food. Illustration: Craig Stephens

The constant gardener: why the US needs to stick to its time-tested role in Asia

Tom Plate says turning geopolitical maestro instead could prove a tall task, given that the 48 Asian nations may well play to their own tunes

Topic |   US-China relations

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Americans tended to the honourable, if pedestrian, chore of pulling out destructive weeds, ministering to our allies’ spatial and nutrient requirements, and sprinkled around garden-variety plant food. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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