The greatest risk for U.S.-Malaysia relations would be a scenario in which Najib loses but refuses to cede power. In such a case, the Trump administration would be tested with a complex case of how to best balance U.S. interests and values.
April 23, 2018
| Bonnie S. Glaser, Matthew P. Funaiole The Type 001A is a major milestone for the People’s Liberation Army Navy. It is one thing to refit an old Soviet carrier, as was done with the Liaoning. It is something else entirely to build one from scratch.
President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with Kim Jong-un in a breathtaking turn of events. The North Koreans have also reportedly agreed to complete denuclearization, and to refrain from missile and nuclear testing. The move is surprising, but questions remain.
The CPTPP represents a significant step toward closer trade and investment linkages in the Asia-Pacific region and sets new, high standards for regional commerce. Its eventual ratificaction will likely yield positive and negative ramifications for U.S. economic interests.
China's new data privacy regulations represent a growing convergence between Europe and China's approaches to data protection, leading the US to be more isolated with American companies in reactive mode.
Key leadership changes and policy statements from the latest CCP Party Congress make clear that the development of information and communications technology (ICT) has become a political priority as Xi enters his second term.