In short, the panel agreed that Trump could and should press China, but to be careful about the long game and what the purpose of aggravating the Chinese was. Trump needs to think about the overall deal and the sum of the parts in Asia, not just the success of individual deals with nations.
Blake Franko is an assistant editor at the National Interest.
Image: A U.S. Army soldier during partnered live fire range training at Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan. Flickr/U.S. Army