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Toward a free and open Indo-Pacific

The U.S. administration of President Donald Trump has launched a new Asia policy, known as the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP).

  • Yoichi Funabashi
  • The Japan Times

Trump clearly laid out the strategic concept underlying the FOIP during his remarks in Danang, Vietnam, last November:

Japa 1a“Today, I am here to offer a renewed partnership with America to work together to strengthen the bonds of friendship and commerce between all of the nations of the Indo-Pacific, and together, to promote our prosperity and security. … I’ve had the honor of sharing our vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. … We have been friends, partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific for a long, long time, and…

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