By moving forward with the bilateral trade deal, Japan and the EU are making clear that the global appetite for trade deals outside of the U.S. remains strong.
The Trump administration places too much emphasis on reducing the trade deficit — and not enough on investing in future U.S. competitiveness.
For both Japan and the U.S. to benefit from a shift in trade dynamics between the two countries, weapons may be the best choice for Tokyo and Washington.
Shinzo Abe, the reelected Prime Minister, will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.
Overcoming nationalistic barriers is more urgent than ever for pro-Western Asian countries.
Asian countries like South Korea are nervous about the United States changing its trade deals next.
Trump or no Trump: Taiwan’s path for growth is curtailed by a political roadblock, the PRC’s “One China” policy.
Following the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP, the Asia-Pacific region faces a lot of internal divisions over trade strategies.
Britain is not alone in paying a price for its strategic isolationism. International disillusionment with the US has also begun.