This chapter argues that Japan has the economic strength, political cohesiveness, and state infrastructure to develop and deploy comparatively significant military capabilities in Asia.
Between presidential elections, trade deals, and rapid military buildups, 2016 is poised to be a busy year in the Asia-Pacific. How can the US advance its strategic position in the region over the next 12 months?
In the end, none us of can predict with precision the consequences of the US scrapping the fruits of its own hard TPP labors. But the probabilities are strong that the results would not bode well for continuing US leadership in Asia.
The withdrawal of American power from the South China Sea created a vacuum—one which China now feels powerful enough to fill. However, a solution might be coming.
Relations are robust now, but China’s imperial challenge to the liberal world order carries a warning for the Jewish state.
The leader’s party was crushed in a state election. He ought to listen, not to his fans, but to his critics.
TPP proponents emphasize that the deal is much better than nothing. The alternative is not nothing. It will certainly not be easy to strengthen the TPP but it is possible.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership covers an enormous amount of ground and has important strengths and multiple weaknesses. Claims of its broad magnificence or awfulness are not credible.
Liberal academics and cultural elites employ strong measures to silence dissent.