Free and open Indo-Pacific
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- President Duterte
- Narendra Modi
Voters will decide whether US troops should be relocated amid increasing opposition to their presence on the island.
The Philippines, privately frustrated with Beijing, is expanding its defense cooperation with the US.
Xi Jinping laid low throughout the summer, leading to rabid speculation from China watchers. He's back now, but is he here to stay?
India, Japan and the US all have different ideas about what the Indo-Pacific means, casting doubt over its future as a concept.
Japan has hesitated to assert itself in the Indo-Pacific, a region increasingly dominated by Chinese influence. It may want to avoid its tradition 'value-oriented diplomacy' and the temptation to lock horns with China.
The continued Japanese generosity led President Duterte to declare the dawn of a 'golden age in the strategic partnership' between the two countries.
To get China right, you have to get Asia right, Rich Armitage and Joe Nye declared in a 2007 CSIS report. As Trump embarks on his Asia tour, whether the U.S. president understands that the key to leverage in Beijing is a free and open Indo-Pacific framework is about to be put to the test.