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Washington gets serious about the Mekong

Vice President Harris signals a fresh challenge to China's dominant role

| Southeast Asia
Kamala Harris delivers a speech in Singapore on Aug. 24: the timing of her trip highlighted President Biden's concerns about burnishing America's image.   © Reuters

Kavi Chongkittavorn is a senior fellow at the Institute of Security and International Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris launched a mission impossible this week to restore her country's shaky credibility as a trusted ally.

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