Trump Destroys American Position in Asia

I agree with Susan Rice, writing in today’s New York Times. In one trip, an American president has inflicted grievous damage to our nation’s position in Asia. Presidents both Democratic and Republican have been pursuing very similar paths for decades: An expansion of cross-border trade and investment has created one of history’s greatest economic expansions […]…

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Trump Reveals Complete Lack of Understanding of China-North Korea Ties

President Trump appeared before the South Korean National Assembly and revealed a complete lack of understanding of the dynamics between China and North Korea. “Why would China feel an obligation to help North Korea?” Trump asked rhetorically. The answer is that China’s No. 1 priority is to preserve stability on the Korean Peninsula and to […]…

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Free historical advice to President Trump on his Asian trip

As President Trump journeys to Asia in search of a solution to the North Korean nuclear dilemma, he might benefit from this historical insight: Americans have been trying to unravel the relationship between China and Korea for more than 100 years–and they have consistently failed to get it right. One of my prized possessions is […]…

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Attacking NAFTA Is The Wrong Way to Create Jobs

There’s a fundamental debate occurring about how to create jobs for Americans who have been bypassed by technological and global trends. President Trump’s approach seems to be to undo the forces of globalization and force manufacturers to bring jobs back to the United States. But the right response is to send a clear message that […]…

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