mandag 24. desember 2018

With James Mattis’ resignation, what now for US-China military ties?

In Asia, Mattis’ departure will be met with trepidation – particularly among states partnered and allied with the United States. For many of these countries, the defence secretary was seen as a symbol of continuity in American foreign policy. Whatever Trump might have tweeted or uttered during summits, Mattis’ stewardship of the massive US defence bureaucracy would result in predictability.