From Nov. 5 to Nov. 14, the 71-year-old leader will stop in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines in his first visit to the region since taking office. It's the longest trip to Asia by any sitting U.S. president this millennium.
In addition to state visits with each nation's respective leaders, Trump will also be attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, forum and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit. Headlining his overall agenda will be the creation of a united front against Pyongyang's nuclear threats as well as reassuring regional leaders of America's defensive capabilities and trade cooperation.
Trump's foreign policy agenda is rooted in his 'America First' program, explained Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department who's now president and CEO of think tank New America.
As a result, he's expected to be assertive and pushy in demanding the best deals and concessions Washington can get in Asia, Slaughter told CNBC on the sidelines of the Barclays Asia Forum on Thursday.