How the US approaches Asia under President Donald J. Trump could be one of the most consequential choices of the 21st century. In this event, research fellow at the US Studies Centre, Ashley Townshend, and research fellow at ANU's Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Dr Andrew Carr, explored what we know – and what we don’t –about Trump’s approach to Asia.
America first: US Asia policy under President Trump
Townshend’s new report suggests the Trump administration will adopt a more muscular and self-interested security policy in the Asia–Pacific which will likely produce more volatile relations with China, as well as US allies and partners. The discussion looked at what this means for Australia and what people and policies ‘Trump watchers’ should focus on to understand the Trump administration’s approach to Asia.
This event was produced by the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU's College of Asia and the Pacific.