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The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia

The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia

By Kurt Campbell

Twelve, 2016, 432 pp.
By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

By Michael J. Green

Columbia University Press, 2017, 760 pp.
The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region

The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World’s Most Dynamic Region

By Michael R. Auslin

Yale University Press, 2017, 304 pp.

Donald Trump ran for office promising to overturn U.S. policy toward Asia. He threatened to launch a trade war against China, calling for a 45 percent tariff on Chinese imports to the United States and promising to label Beijing a currency manipulator. After his election as U.S. president, he broke with four decades of precedent when he spoke to Taiwan’s leader on the phone and declared that the United States might not uphold the “one China” policy—the foundation of U.S.-Chinese ties—under which the United States does not formally recognize the Taiwanese government. On his

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  • BILAHARI KAUSIKAN is Ambassador-at-Large at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The views expressed here are his own.
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