Illustration: Craig Stephens
William Choong
Opinion

Opinion

William Choong

Trump’s troop withdrawals are forcing Asia to contemplate a post-US future, particularly in the South China Sea

  • By threatening to pull out of South Korea and letting a long-standing US-Philippines military agreement end, Trump has breached the unthinkable
  • The worry is that the US may strike a withdrawal deal with China in the South China Sea, carving up the disputed waters in a sort of Guam Doctrine
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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