Japan Regrets Trusting Trump on Trade
Trade negotiations have left Tokyo giving much and getting little.
What Trump Gets Right About Alliances
The president is correct to call the bluff of rich allies who free-ride on U.S. military might.
Bid to Revive Export-Import Bank Runs Aground
Despite the threat from China and other nations, Republicans still decry what they call “crony capitalism.”
India and Japan Eye the Dragon in the Room
An upcoming 2+2 meeting can help cement the new special relationship.
Trump Asks Tokyo to Quadruple Payments for U.S. Troops in Japan
The move is part of the administration’s campaign to get U.S. allies to pay more for defense. South Korea is also being asked to pony up.
Japan’s Topsy-Turvy Economy Is the United States’ Economic Future
The Japanese economy has been living in a fantasy world for decades, and the U.S. economy could soon be joining it there.
While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade
It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.
Rumblings of Recession Get Louder
With U.S. manufacturing taking its worst hit since the Great Recession, signs of a global economic downturn are everywhere.
Asia Has Three Possible Futures
The competition between the United States and China will decide the continent’s fate—and one of them has a head start.
American Bases in Japan Are Sitting Ducks
If Japan wants to stay under the U.S. umbrella, it needs to open up its military facilities.
Asia’s Coming Era of Unpredictability
Why the crisis in Hong Kong and a deterioration in relations between South Korea and Japan are just the beginning of a broader period of flux in Asia.
Japan Is Taking on China in Africa
With more strategic investments, Japan may hold a key to sustainable development on the continent.
Japan Started a War It Wasn’t Ready to Fight
Tokyo picked a trade brawl with Seoul—but wasn't prepared for the inevitable blowback.
Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief
Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.
The Asian Century Is Over
Beset by conflicts, stagnating economies, and political troubles, the region no longer looks set to rule the world.
The World This Weekend
Japan and South Korea continue a historic dispute while Turkey exits the F-35 program amid tensions with the United States.
France Is Looking for New Allies in Asia
Eager to project its power in the Indo-Pacific, the country has doubled down on Japan and India.
Japan’s Trade War Is as Futile as Trump’s
Tokyo’s temper tantrum over history is mostly hurting itself.
Why Are Japan and South Korea at Each Other’s Throats?
A trade dispute has widened into a full-blown relationship crisis—and the shadow of World War II hangs over it all.