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Trump needs to harness soft power resources more

While Washington currently has advantage in the battle for influence across the Asia-Pacific region, lagging confidence in Mr Trump's leadership suggests that the US's lead is not unassailable.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump threatened last week to "cut off the whole relationship" with China, fuelling concerns of a new cold war. Yet, that historical analogy is far from perfect to describe the growing tensions between the two superpowers.

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