May 25, 2022

Was Biden's Taiwan statement scripted? 5 takeaways from his Asia trip

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: Nikkei Asia

Journalist Sayumi Take

U.S. President Joe Biden's five-day trip to Asia was an attempt to show the world, and especially China, that the Indo-Pacific is the priority region for his administration.

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What advantages the IPEF will bring to participants, however, remains to be seen. It is not a traditional free trade agreement that lowers tariffs and allows access to foreign markets.
Richard Fontaine, CEO at Washington think tank Center for a New American Security, wrote in a note that IPEF was "better than nothing, but how much better remains unclear."

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Authors

  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...