The greatest challenge for Biden in the Pacific may be proving that U.S participation in multilateral-free trade agreements is a necessity and not a luxury. Emilio Angeles writes.
The publication of the Chairman’s Statement at the 32nd ASEAN Summit notably deleted points on the South China Sea from its initial draft. With ASEAN being the region’s best chance to hedge against China’s military dominance, this raises key questions about the future possibility of conflict in the region.
As part of our Trans-Pacific Parternship series, Michael explores the repercussions of excluding key global economies like China from the TPP.