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Trump's ASEAN snub signals US-led Asia order is in decline

Southeast Asian leaders see presidential envoy as sign of disrespect, expert says

U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien at a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the ASEAN summit on Nov. 4 in Thailand. (Pool photo)

BANGKOK -- U.S. President Donald Trump skipped one of Southeast Asia's most important diplomatic gatherings for a second straight year, ceding strategic space to China and signaling fading U.S. interest in the region.

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