The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Indo-Pacific relations under the President Trump administration. Special focus will be given to the comments and activities of President Donald J. Trump; Vice President Mike Pence; United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer; Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark Esper; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.; and (former) Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

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Secretary Pompeo's Speech: "A Foreign Policy In Service to Our Veterans" - China, India, and North Korea

"Now, those are just a few reasons why we insist on free and fair trade with rule-breakers like China. There are many others. It’s also why we tackle tough trade disputes with friendly partners like India. And it’s why we explain to nations like Hungary that companies that are tied to the Chinese Communist Party should not build out their 5G networks. [...]

Too, President Trump is unafraid. He is unafraid to try new diplomatic tactics where the old ones were simply not getting the…

Secretary Ross's Remarks on the US-India Trade Relationship

Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi of India Before Bilateral Meeting - India and China

"PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister. And we’ve become great friends, and our countries have never been closer. I can say that with surety. And we work together in many ways, including military. But we certainly work together on trade, and we’ll be discussing trade today.

You did indeed have a landslide election. That was a great election. Seventy-two percent, as I understand it. And that, in the United States, would be called a very big victory. And you deserve it…