Hi I’m Selwyn Manning and you are watching A View from Afar.
As always, we are joined by political scientist and former Pentagon analyst… Paul Buchanan… and this week we will discuss:
How United States Secretary of Defense, Mike Pompeo, has this week been traveling around South East Asia. He has signed a new defence deal with India, at a time when India and China relations are digressing.
Also, ASEAN (Association of South East Asia nations), for years has been considered a paper tiger. But now it member states are sharpening their claws with help from the USA.
So what is Pompeo’s plan? What’s the end-game here? Is it simply a new move to contain China’s dominance and growing authoritarianism? Is the Trump Administration being drawn out from its isolationism by China’s expanding presence in the region?
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