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Tough calls lie ahead in As-Pac for new US president

24th November 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific

Security challenges abound in Asia-Pacific for the incoming US president - so will he be up to them?

Many around the world, including in Asia-Pacific, will be relieved that Donald Trump’s circus style of governance is drawing to an imminent but dramatic end. Trump still has not conceded defeat – it is apparently not in his genetic DNA to do so – and he still has the capacity to cause more high jinks before being escorted from the White House.

President Joe Biden will have a lot on his plate at home – spiralling deaths and infections from COVID-19, as well as a population deeply divided along political lines. Yet the Asia-Pacific region must figure prominently on his …

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