26-01-17: Trump Drops TPP

By Anya Palm

The Trans-Pacific Partnership was set to be one of the biggest trade agreements in the world, covering about 40 percent of the global market. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order pulling US from the agreement altogether, despite warnings from several American Ambassadors in Asia.

But this does not mean less free trade in Asia, argues The Diplomat´s senior political analyst, Ankit Panda.