Last week, I stood at an observation post along the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, overlooking the soon-to-be-abandoned Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea. The only tangible, if overrated, symbol of cooperation between the two Koreas, it has fallen victim … read more
North Korea’s nuclear test yesterday (its third) is the first challenge for new Secretary of State John Kerry. His response will indicate whether the Obama administration has any new ideas for dealing with North Korea or whether it will go … read more
Even Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has implied the “w” word–war–in the context of rising Sino-Japanese tensions in the East China Sea. read more
Today, the U.S. Air Force marks a milestone: the delivery of the last stealthy, 5th generation F-22 Raptor. Today is also the anniversary of the Air Force’s receipt of the first F101-A Voodoo fighter-bomber back in 1957. Disparate as the … read more
It may not be a victory, but the announcement last night of a plan to move 9,000 U.S. Marines off Okinawa to Guam and other points in Asia is like the lancing of a boil on the U.S.-Japan relationship. For … read more
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Audio: Game changer: Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Game changer: Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
After a keynote address by Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae, a panel of trade experts will discuss Japan’s participation in the TPP, the politics of the agreement in Congress, and the likelihood that negotiations will end successfully. This event comes just one day before the next round of TPP negotiations begin in Lima, Peru.