As President-elect Trump puts together his team, United States’ friends and allies across the Asia-Pacific are still trying to anticipate his stance on America’s role in the region and anticipating his next move. How will the new Trump administration’s approach differ from President Obama’s? Will the United States remain committed and involved in the region? How will President-elect Trump deal with a rising China, North Korea’s advancing nuclear capabilities, aggression from Philippines President Duterte, and cross-strait relations? Will the Trump administration’s Asia policy adhere to their campaign rhetoric, or will there be unprecedented factors that influence his strategy and policy in the region? The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will negatively affect the United States’ influence and credibility in the Asia-Pacific as well. What will President-elect Trump do to replace TPP, which had such a wide strategic significance?

This Atlantic Council event is part of the Cross-Straits Series of the Brent Scowcroft Center’s Asia Security Initiative, which examines strategic and current affairs surrounding cross-straits relations.

The Hon. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. 
Atlantic Council

Mr. Russell Hsiao
Executive Director
Global Taiwan Institute

Ms. Shihoko Goto
Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Ms. Meredith Miller
Vice President
Albright Stonebridge Group

Mr. David Wertime
Senior Editor
Foreign Policy

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