Strategic challenges for US: Democracy and Indo-Pacific

Indonesia's defense minister Prabowo Subianto with Trump's acting US secretary of defense Christopher Miller as they inspect honor guards during their meeting in Jakarta last December as part of a visit to Asia to push Washington's free and open Indo-Pacific policy. — AP

AS the United States prepare for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president after the chaos and violence on Capitol Hill last week, one question comes to mind: Will the US show greater humility in managing its foreign relations?

Will the US abandon its exceptionalism and begin to engage other nations in a normal way?

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