There's a hunger in the Pacific for U.S. involvement. And it's good for America, too.
It is unclear what U.S. policy or strategy is, even on the most pressing issues.
The best option is a combination of further sanctions and intense, boring, frustrating diplomacy.
The Trump administration’s current approach will make the United States less rich, less safe, and less informed.
Nina Hachigian served as the U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from 2014 to 2017. During her tenure, the United States established a strategic partnership with ASEAN, held the first leaders' summit in the United States, and launched a presidential initiative for economic cooperation. Earlier, Hachigian was a senior fellow and a senior vice president at the Center for American Progress. Prior to that, she was the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy. Hachigian served on the staff of the National Security Council in the Bill Clinton White House. She is the editor of "Debating China: The U.S. — China Relationship in Ten Conversations." She also wrote "The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise."