America Still Needs an Asia Strategy

U.S. President Donald Trump is seen speaking on a screen during the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines

The absence of a U.S. strategy on Asia doesn’t just make Washington look clueless about North Korea. It also undermines America’s ever-tenuous leadership in the broader region.

Sandy Pho is senior associate with the Kissinger Institute for China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Michael Kugelman is deputy director of the Asia Program and senior associate for South Asia at the Wilson Center.

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