The Trump Administration & US - Indo-Pacific Relations

This resource will track statements, developments, visits, and other interactions in US-Asia 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 James Mattis; Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Jr.

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Secretary Mattis's Meeting with Indian Defense Minister Nirmalan Sitharaman

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on China

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on China and North Korea

U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue

"U.S.-China Relations: The United States highlighted President Trump’s vision for a constructive, results-oriented U.S.-China relationship based on fairness and reciprocity. Both sides committed to coordinate on resolving differences and cooperate on common goals. Both sides …

Defense Secretary Mattis's Remarks on Alliances and Partnerships - Indo Pacific

Secretary Mattis's Remarks at Press Gaggle - China

"Q: Ask about China, this increased tensions with China. There was a continuous bomber presence mission yesterday over the South China Sea, which is going to -- SEC. MATTIS: The planes that we have – …

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on North Korea's Denuclearization

Media Availability by Secretary Mattis - North Korea

"Q: Do you see that as a confidence-building measure to some extent? Does it give you any more additional confidence that the North Koreans are going to engage in their promise on denuclearization? SEC. MATTIS: …

Secretary Mattis's Remarks on the US-Australia Relationship

"In these past 12 months, we have strengthened our defense cooperation in many tangible ways, finalizing our respective national security and defense strategies to address shared threats and increasing our coordination of joint capabilities development. …