Author Profile :
Hunter Marston is an independent analyst based in Washington, DC and writes frequently on Myanmar and US-Southeast Asia relations. He holds a MA in Southeast Asia Studies from the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and has worked in the US Embassy in Myanmar.
The election of Donald Trump to the White House now paves the way for Beijing to exert more influence and control in the region. It will also leave long-time allies nervous, and puts the U.S. at economic and strategic risk, writes Hunter Marston.