The French president rejects hegemony in Asia. Italy’s Five Star Movement calls for new elections.
America’s allies still hope Donald Trump might morph into a more conventional president, but they cannot take that chance.
The prime minister of Australia asks the United States to honor its agreements. How dare he?
America’s most reliable ally in the Pacific is forced to turn to China for leadership on liberalizing trade.
The two countries send military police to secure the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine.
America’s first “Pacific” president would do well to read up on Alfred Mahan’s analysis of balance of power in Asia.
Trade relations with China notwithstanding, New Zealand is likely to intensify security cooperation with the United States.
Indonesia may be likely to upset American-Australian relations in the future. But Canberra shouldn’t fret too much about it.