Trump Era Heightens Asia-Pacific's Tripwires

Commentary | January 03, 2017

Writing for Al-Jazeera, EWI Senior Fellow J. Berkshire Miller believes that the election victory of Donald Trump in the United States magnifies geopolitical uncertainty in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Asia-Pacific region is in for another challenging year, with a number of long-standing tripwires ripening during a period of great geopolitical uncertainty.

The stunning victory of United States President-elect Donald Trump earlier this fall only magnifies a number of these areas of concern, ranging from China's destabilizing activities in the maritime domain to North Korea's relentless march towards a more potent nuclear weapons capability.

But, in addition to uncertainty about the incoming Trump administration, there are a host of other wild cards in the region.

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