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Opinion

Washington has to think beyond the trade war

New US defense chief will need to put focus back on Asian security relationships

| North America
Then-Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis redirected the U.S. military's focus toward strategic competition with China.   © Reuters

Observers from Sri Lanka to South Korea could hardly be blamed for thinking the Trump administration's Indo-Pacific strategy is uninspiringly one-dimensional.

The policy's champions now in the White House appear fixated on addressing economic imbalances and misdeeds by China rather than offering fresh initiatives that could foster a more collaborative and prosperous region.

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