Mark J. Valencia
Pompeo’s failure to turn Asia against China should be a wake-up call for US policy hawks
- Asian nations prize their independence and do not want to take sides in a great power competition not of their making
- They, too, take issue with some aspects of US behaviour, and sense that Washington may not have their best interests and needs at heart
Dr Mark J. Valencia is an internationally known maritime policy analyst, political commentator and consultant focused on Asia. He is the author or editor of some 15 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Currently he is adjunct senior scholar at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies.