As Washington and Beijing compete to shape global digital architecture, whoever strikes a trilateral deal with Tokyo and Seoul first will have secured a strategic chokepoint in Asia, say Daniel Aum and Elliot Silverberg.
If the past offers any lessons for the present, then current concerns about America’s forthcoming decline could be hasty and overwrought, say Charles Crabtree and Elliot Silverberg.
Covid-19 has caused surprisingly little damage to Japan-China relations. In fact, ties may emerge stronger in unexpected ways.
The US president needs regional support to revisit the playbook on ‘maximum pressure’ – and a gloomy economy means Beijing may be more pliable than usual.