Sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw, background, during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. Photo: AP
Rana Mitter
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On Reflection by Rana Mitter

The lesson from Pearl Harbour that Donald Trump needs to learn

Having kicked up a storm by talking to Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, the US president-elect would do well to remember that the pre-war history of Asia suggests economic isolationism leads to brutal politics and, eventually, war

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Sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw, background, during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii. Photo: AP
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