User Profile: Eric Stimson
This user has submitted 50 translations to Watching America.
[Takoma Park] attracted attention because 'nuclear-free' wasn’t just a slogan. [Read more]
[U]sing isolationism as a shield will only provoke fear of the virus and push the world into recession. [Read more]
[W]elch demonstrated that through leadership in management, even a mature big firm could grow quickly. [Read more]
[T]he U.S. military is hardly leaving behind a stable Afghanistan. It is more like the U.S. is outsourcing stabilization duties while the terror threat remains. [Read more]
[A] deficit that was in the $600 billion range has reached the level it was right after the Lehman disaster – over $1 trillion. [Read more]
A strong Philippine-American alliance is essential to check maritime expansion; both countries frequently conduct joint military exercises to restrain China. [Read more]
There is unity around defeating Trump, but the candidates’ ideals and policies do not line up. [Read more]
The November vote is a long way off (nine months). It will be a contest not only of policies but also of human nature and values. [Read more]
These are crazy ideas that trample international agreements. [Read more]
In the final year of Trump’s first term, we fear that American isolationism will further deepen. [Read more]
The important thing is to develop the Japanese-American alliance so that both parties realize equal advantages. [Read more]
[I]t looks like ________ refers to you, Trump. [Read more]
If this develops into a large-scale conflict, not just the Middle East but the whole world’s peace and security will likely take a severe blow. [Read more]
Donald Trump’s administration sought Chinese cooperation on the North Korean problem by incorporating it into trade issues.
America turned to direct talks with North Korea, excluding China. China made a comeback by using economic assistance as leverage.
In reality, North Korean-American talks broke down, and [Read more]
The Democrats’ failure to provide evidence that would cut through the Republican Party is a political defeat for them.
While it is certain that America’s departure is fraught with difficulties, there is a powerful grassroots movement that shares a sense of crisis. [Read more]
[T]he GSOMIA increased the deterrence power of both the Japanese-American and South Korean-American alliances, of which the U.S. is the pivot. [Read more]
International society cannot just sit by and watch America’s blunders. [Read more]
The liberal candidates’ points may become the basis for the world in 10 or 20 years. [Read more]
Unmistakably, the Chinese-American conflict is exceeding that of a simple trade dispute and growing into a cold war. [Read more]
The Diet has begun deliberations on the Japan-U.S. trade agreement. Because approval by the U.S. Congress is unnecessary, if the Diet approves the agreement, it will take effect at the beginning of next year. It is currently one of the Diet’s focuses.
A major point of contention is whether the trade agreement [Read more]
There are reasons for the series of counterattacks from the public on shareholders and capital. It is a case of distorted distribution. [Read more]
One big worry is that the Sunni extremist organization known as the Islamic State could ride the unrest to a revival. [Read more]
Trump should cooperate seriously with the congressional investigation. [Read more]
Worries that [the new law] could dampen the force of the sharing economy, which has a high growth potential, cannot be dismissed. [Read more]
The dismissal can only be considered to have been dictated by emotion. [Read more]
Afghanistan cannot become a hotbed of terror once more ... the American military and international forces must not withdraw or reduce their presence. [Read more]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump met at the Biarritz summit of the Group of Seven industrial nations in France, where they agreed on the fundamentals of Japanese-American trade talks. Conclusive deliberations on agricultural and industrial tariffs will be expedited, and an agreement is planned at a [Read more]
[I]n terms of the ideologies that value freedom and democracy, there are still no structures that match the communication power of the Group of Seven. [Read more]
Displaying a firm Japanese-American alliance at home and abroad is meant to protect Japan, naturally, but also the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region and the world.
‘In this country we have a gun violence epidemic but we also have a hate epidemic.’ [Read more]
The dark clouds of trade friction have pushed the central banks of the leading countries toward monetary relaxation. With limited room for policy maneuver, the tactics of U.S. President Donald Trump – fanning discord while increasing pressure for relaxation – are simply inflicting unnecessary risks on the world [Read more]
[S]hort and medium-range missiles that target Japan and South Korea are a threat to America’s alliances with those countries.
[I]t is no longer so easy for Japan to explain the fairness of a security treaty that doesn’t pledge Japanese cooperation in the defense of any American territory. [Read more]
The five countries remaining in the nuclear agreement ... must support the Iranian economy and hurry with measures that safeguard against a worsening of the situation.
The problem is that the left’s promises are unrealistic. [Read more]
[D]iplomacy is not about personal friendship. The point is to find a solution to the problem of denuclearizing North Korea. [Read more]
U.S. President Donald Trump expressed dissatisfaction over how the defensive responsibility grounded in the security treaty between the United States and Japan is one-sided. [Read more]
We ... must continue questioning whether the citizens’ right to know and the freedom of the press will be threatened under the pretext of counterterrorism measures. [Read more]
Abe should first appeal to the Iranian leadership to maintain the nuclear agreement. [Read more]
By pushing through high tariffs, American President Donald Trump bullies major countries and tries to solve economic and diplomatic problems forcefully. [Read more]
It is unacceptable for America to involve the rest of the world in this only to reinforce its hegemony. [Read more]
Have Japanese-American ties ever been closer? [Read more]
When will the American political sector face up to the danger posed to American politics by its endless squabbling? [Read more]
International society does not recognize Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights ... America turns its back on this. [Read more]
[A] manifestation of disregard for the alliance. [Read more]
Now is the time for Japan, America and South Korea to cooperate and put even more pressure on North Korea.
The world is watching to see whether the judiciary, which should supervise the president along with Congress, will demonstrate the ability to restore American democracy.
Now might be an opportunity to rethink the concept of democracy and the ideal structure of the nation. [Read more]