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Trump unlikely to craft grand vision for Asia

But evidence shows that the US will show its engagement by playing a larger military role in policing the region's trouble spots, and through bilateral economic deals.

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Mr Trump will be at three key summits in South-east Asia in November - the US-Asean summit, the East Asia summit in the Philippines, and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam.

THE announcement that US President Donald Trump will attend three important summits in South-east Asia in November will reassure Asean about American commitments to the region.

However, the presidential visit may not ease worries about the Trump administration's abandonment of former

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