Admiral Phil Davidson (left) relieves Admiral Harry Harris (right) as commander of US Pacific Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam, Hawaii, in 2018. The command was renamed the Indo-Pacific Command. Photo: US Navy via AFP
Zhao Xiaozhuo
Opinion

Opinion

Zhao Xiaozhuo

The Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy is overshadowed by three dilemmas

  • How Trump can retain the US’ role as sole superpower while withdrawing from global agreements, contain China while avoiding a new cold war, and display military power while avoiding armed conflict are challenges that will not be easily resolved

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Admiral Phil Davidson (left) relieves Admiral Harry Harris (right) as commander of US Pacific Command at Joint Base Pearl Harbour-Hickam, Hawaii, in 2018. The command was renamed the Indo-Pacific Command. Photo: US Navy via AFP
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