China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, and Vietnam's Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Singapore, Aug. 3, 2018. Joseph Nair | AP

US Hegemony Declines As Southeast Asian Nations Pledge Integration With China

Southeast Asian elites have expressed doubts over the United States’ ability to retain its regional dominance, especially given the erratic leadership of President Donald Trump and his administration’s stubborn “America First” agenda.