In need of an ambassador: The fortress-like US embassy in Singapore. Photo: AP

What a vacancy at the US embassy in Singapore says about Trump’s Asia policy

US officials say the stalemate over KT McFarland’s appointment is no big deal – others say it suggests a ham-fisted approach to the region

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In need of an ambassador: The fortress-like US embassy in Singapore. Photo: AP
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.