In US-China standoff, is America a reliable ally?
It's a complicated question. The withdrawal from Afghanistan has raised questions about Washington’s reliability as an ally and partner. Bilahari Kausikan, the chairman of the National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and a Singaporean ambassador-at-large, explores how sowing doubts about Washington is a potent weapon for Beijing. But even after Afghanistan, US strategy in Asia remains intact.
From Foreign Policy