While the Trump administration has yet to “brand” its Asia policy, thus far we see prioritisation for a continued strong and influential American role in Asia. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Can Trump strengthen America’s influence in Asia during his visit?

David Shambaugh says the region, an economic powerhouse, is vital to US interests and Trump must win over leaders with reassurances of US commitment. Boorish behaviour will not be tolerated

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While the Trump administration has yet to “brand” its Asia policy, thus far we see prioritisation for a continued strong and influential American role in Asia. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh

David Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia. He is currently professor of political science and international affairs and the director of the China Policy Programme at George Washington University. Prior to that, he was reader in Chinese politics in the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, where he also served as editor of The China Quarterly. As an author, he has published more than 30 books and 300 articles.