- Huntsman, Barshefsky and Greenberg: Asia Pacific region is vital to US interests
- President Trump's decision to withdraw from TPP puts US at risk, undermining allies and partners; could significantly reduce American exports, they write
Jon Huntsman served as U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore and was twice elected governor of Utah. Charlene Barshefsky is a former U.S. trade representative. Evan Greenberg is chairman and CEO of Chubb Limited. Together they co-chaired a high-level, bipartisan commission on U.S. economic strategy toward the Asia Pacific convened by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), which issued its final report on January 5. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
(CNN)Leaders and policies change with elections, but a nation's interests do not. As a Pacific power, the United States has an enduring interest in an Asia-Pacific region that is stable, free and prosperous. To advance these objectives, the Trump administration will need a coherent strategy that draws on all tools of our power -- military, diplomatic and not least economic.