Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Christian Le Miere
Opinion

Opinion

Christian Le Miere

With the new US defence bill, Donald Trump is finally standing up to China in the Indo-Pacific

  • Under the Pacific Deterrence Initiative, the US aims to increase its bases in Asia and make them harder for China to target in a missile attack, to show Beijing – and US allies – that America is ‘deeply committed’ to defending its interests in the region

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Christian Le Miere

Christian Le Miere

Christian Le Miere is a foreign policy adviser. He is the founder of Arcipel, a strategic consultancy, and has worked as a senior adviser to an Abu Dhabi entity. He was formerly a senior fellow at the IISS, a London-based think tank, and the editor of various publications for Jane's, a global defence intelligence firm.