Intelligence services around the world jumped into high gear last week in a bid to better understand what to expect under the new American administration following Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory in the U.S. presidential election.
Trump, a real estate mogul and New York businessman, has little foreign policy or national security experience. And his views on Asia are limited to business dealings, mainly in Japan and South Korea where he has purchased large amounts of electronic goods for his properties.
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During the 1980s and 1990s, Trump’s views on Asia were influenced by American trade nationalists who criticized US dealings with Japan as leading to loss of technology and unfair competitive advantage.
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