President Donald Trump came to Japan and held talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. At a joint press conference, Trump expressed solidarity with the prime minister, criticizing North Korea’s nuclear testing and missile launches as “a threat … to peace and stability” and looked to strengthen Japan – U.S. [Read more]
What kind of stance will Trump display now? It will have a great influence on the economy and security of the Asia-Pacific region, including India.
The current administration has been shrouded by a fog of suspicion that hasn’t subsided.
It could be said that Trump’s decision not to recertify the agreement is his attempt to save face.
If the process of conflict resolution is weakened or is ignored by a major power, then no countries will adhere to WTO decisions and the trade system will fall into disarray.
A country where innocent people are continuously deprived of life cannot be a country of greatness.
It is regrettable that Abe’s primary objective in the current crisis is not to be constructive but to use the crisis for his political ends.