On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald J. Trump concluded his marathon 12-day Asia tour, which raised new questions about the United States’ role in the region—specifically, what does “America First” mean for a region caught between an intimidating neighbor growing quickly in power and influence and a distant friend seeking to collect on old debts? And what does the answer mean for the South China Sea?
Jimmy Chalk is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School. Before law school, he worked for five years as a multimedia journalist in Latin America, primarily for The New York Times. He graduated cum laude from New York University.
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China Reportedly Seeks to Swap the Nine-Dash Line for the 'Four Shas,' While Trump Chides China on Sovereignty Before Tillerson Visit.
The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel in the Straits of Malacca at 5:24 am local time on Monday morning, resulting in one confirmed U.S. Navy casualty, nine sailors still missing, and several others injured.
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