US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Scheels Arena on June 27 in Fargo, North Dakota. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

From trade war to third world war? From Korea to the South China Sea, Trump’s tariffs risk escalation

Donald Kirk says US trade deficits make Trump’s aggressive strategy understandable, but China’s reliance on the US market has played a major role in keeping disputes – particularly over territorial waters – under control. As Trump hinders access, that could change

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US President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at Scheels Arena on June 27 in Fargo, North Dakota. Photo: Getty Images/AFP
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