Ties That Bind, Episode 2: Trump and U.S. Allies in Asia
In this second episode, Andrew Shearer sits down with Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair, and Amy Searight, senior adviser and director, Southeast Asia Program, to talk about U.S. alliances in Asia. Topics include the history of American grand strategy in Asia; the prospects for the Obama-era rebalance to Asia under President Trump; the Japan, South Korea, Philippines, and Thailand alliances in a new era; Chinese coercion in East Asia and its effect on U.S. alliances; potential “allies of tomorrow;” and the conflict between security interests and economic interests for many of China’s neighbors.