Cindy Ponder-Budd

This week, the Council of Foreign Relations hosted an hour long discussion with Singaporean Prime Minster Lee Hsien Loong. Mr. Lee focused on the importance of U.S.-Singapore bilateral relations as well as strategic challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific. He concedes that Singapore, and other nations, face an increased challenge with China as their primary trade partner and the US as their main strategic partner. He believes that the Trump Administration is trying to change their relationship with Asia, but not to disengage from it. He is also constructive that dialogue can re-start between the major players and North Korea.


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