Daily Memo: Hedging Bets in the Asia-Pacific

Australian and U.S. officials met this week as Canberra tries to nudge Washington back toward an embrace of multilateralism.

Hedging bets in the Asia-Pacific. Australia’s defense and foreign ministers met with the U.S. secretaries of defense and state in Washington on Monday and Tuesday. According to Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, the emphasis was on bolstering multilateral initiatives “such as the Five Eyes, ASEAN, the Quad, the Trilateral Infrastructure Partnership, the East Asia Summit,” […]

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