A summit with North Korea’s leader in June saw President Trump greatly ease regional tensions created by his earlier maximum pressure policy against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. He also launched punitive tariffs to change trading relations to US benefit, with adverse impact on regional economies. China became the focus, resulting in a trade war accompanied by a hardening of US policy, foreshadowing intense competition.
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Research Article| February 01 2019
The US and Asia in 2018: North Korea Easing, Confronting China
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 10–20.
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Robert Sutter; The US and Asia in 2018: North Korea Easing, Confronting China. Asian Survey 1 February 2019; 59 (1): 10–20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.10
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