Southeast Asia | Trump puts pragmatism before ideology in Southeast Asia

Trump puts pragmatism before ideology in Southeast Asia

The US leader has engaged the region on new terms, a gambit that so far appears to mirror China's 'no strings' approach to assistance and diplomacy

Phnom Penh, July 20, 2017 4:17 PM (UTC+8)
US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson is sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017.
Photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm
US President Donald Trump speaks before Rex Tillerson is sworn in as Secretary of State in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 1, 2017. Photo: AFP/Nicholas Kamm
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