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Trump and the Four Policemen of Asia

His National Security Strategy, with its unstated - but obvious - objective of countering growing Chinese assertiveness, could turn out less arresting than intended.

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US forces during the joint US-Australian military exercise Talisman Saber at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in northern Queensland earlier this year. The Asian Quadrilateral consists of the US, Australia, Japan and India.

THE Trump administration has rolled out two new policies for Asia under its recent National Security Strategy (NSS). First, the document formally adopts and activates the Quadrilateral Alliance - call it the Four Policemen of Asia - who would maintain regional stability and is obviously aimed at...

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