Trump’s next trade war target: Vietnam
July 16, 2019
Southeast Asian nation has dramatically whipsawed between US-China trade war winner to potential next big tariffed loser ASIA TIMES
Trump’s China hawks circle and swoop above G20
June 27, 2019
Trump’s Asia policy team seems poised to pounce on myriad fronts if a trade deal isn’t reached at this weekend’s summit
Tough new face of US diplomacy in Cambodia
June 15, 2019
W Patrick Murphy, a veteran American diplomat known for his democracy-promoting ways, is expected to go head-to-head soon with PM Hun Sen in Phnom Penh
EU, US pressing towards Cambodia trade reprisals
June 7, 2019
Coordinated withdrawal of Cambodia’s EU and US tariff-free trade privileges would devastate crucial garment exports and flatten the economy
June 6, 2019
US concerns about an emerging China-backed facility in Cambodia could put the nation in the middle of an emerging new Cold War
How China sees Vietnam’s tilt toward America
May 8, 2019
Hanoi’s bid to forge an equidistant position between China and US is arguably no longer working, raising the prospect of a Beijing backlash
Cambodia and the half-million-dollar question
April 8, 2019
Late last week, The Seattle Times reported that Doug Ericksen, a Washington state senator, is to be paid US$500,000 over a 12-month period to lobby US lawmakers on behalf of the Cambodian government.
Kim-Trump summit a win-win for Vietnam
February 28, 2019
Regardless of the summit’s outcomes, Vietnam has taken a giant step as a responsible player in global affairs
US, Cambodia ties fade from dark to black
February 15, 2019
Relations are at their dimmest since the Vietnam War era but the lights are still on for possible military re-engagement
What is the end goal of America’s sanctions on Cambodia?
September 19, 2018
A good rule in foreign relations is that not every problem can be fixed.
What Would Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Mean for Southeast Asia?
December 16, 2017
As rumors swirl about Rex Tillerson’s potential departure, a look at what one of his replacements might mean for the subregion.
Rhetorical birth of an anti-China bulwark
November 13, 2017
US leader Donald Trump’s repeated use of “Indo-Pacific” over “Asia-Pacific” on his Asian tour signals a new quadrilateral plan to counter China’s regional ambitions
Swing and another miss for TPP
November 11, 2017
While leaders assembled at APEC said the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s remaining 11 signatories now agree on “core principles”, a final trade-promoting deal is still nowhere in sight
US-Vietnam still in a tentative embrace
November 08, 2017
US President Donald Trump’s trip to Vietnam to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit is expected to focus largely on bilateral trade and security issues
Will Trump take a stand on Southeast Asia?
November 08, 2017
US leader’s visits to Da Nang, Hanoi and Manila will provide a platform to reassure regional leaders his government is committed to a region where China has stolen a march
Trump puts pragmatism before ideology in Southeast Asia
July 20, 2017
The US leader has engaged the region on new terms, a gambit that so far appears to mirror China’s ‘no strings’ approach to assistance and diplomacy
Will Southeast Asia answer Trump’s call?
May 06, 2017
As the US leader reaches out to erstwhile regional allies to contain North Korea, it’s not clear yet regional leaders will fully embrace the overture
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Has Obama’s Pivot to Asia Been a Success or Failure?
October 17, 2016
September revealed the limits of U.S. President Barack Obama’s engagement in Asia.