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The U.S. are Electing a President. What Does That Mean for Asia?

An Outlook on the Next Four Years With the Hon. Kevin Rudd

Conversation with the Hon. Kevin Rudd

The U.S. are Electing a President. What Does That Mean for Asia?

Under the Obama administration, the U.S. proclaimed a “pivot to Asia”. Donald Trump’s Asia policy, however, was mostly marked by conflict and rifts with Asia: with Japan over TPP, South Korea over how much the country needed to pay for U.S. troops, and with China over almost everything, from tariffs to technology. (He did try to improve relations with North Korea for a while.)

With the U.S. primaries in full swing, we’ll discuss what kind of Asia policy the Democratic frontrunners endorse; what a second Trump term would mean for Asia; and which challenges the region holds for whoever occupies the White House as of 2021. 

Joining us for this outlook is the Hon. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute based in New York. 


Organizer Asia Society Switzerland in cooperation with Credit Suisse
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Cost of participating 10-50

Kevin Rudd

Rebecca Farner, Asia Society Switzerland



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