Then-US president Donald Trump with Matt Pottinger in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 2017. Photo: AFP Then-US president Donald Trump with Matt Pottinger in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 2017. Photo: AFP
Then-US president Donald Trump with Matt Pottinger in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 2017. Photo: AFP

Japan likely to defend Taiwan if Beijing makes moves, former US national security official Matt Pottinger says

  • Pottinger defends the Trump administration against assertions that it strained ties with Japan and other allies in the region
  • ‘Some of the key pillars of our strategy in the Indo-Pacific region were ideas that we borrowed and adapted and shared and collaborated on with Japan,’ he says

Topic |   US-China relations
Then-US president Donald Trump with Matt Pottinger in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 2017. Photo: AFP Then-US president Donald Trump with Matt Pottinger in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 2017. Photo: AFP
Then-US president Donald Trump with Matt Pottinger in Da Nang, Vietnam, in 2017. Photo: AFP
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