Is the Japanese government bribing the Trump family?

I’m just learning that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a $50 million contribution to a women’s finance initiative┬áthat Ivanka Trump created and did so during a visit she made to Tokyo on Nov. 3 just days before her father, President Donald Trump, started his Asian tour in Japan. My Japanese sources tell me that […]…

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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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