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US starts pushing hard on its Indo-Pacific vision

It remains to be seen how the complexity of relationship among superpowers and all countries in the region would evolve.

US President Donald Trump did not show up at the Asean Summit and related summits last month in Bangkok.

Local media and many observers viewed his absence as evidence of the United States wavering in its commitment to Asia, especially Asean.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 15, 2019, with the headline 'US starts pushing hard on its Indo-Pacific vision'. Subscribe