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Andrew Yeo, associate professor, politics, published commentary in the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog on U.S.-Japan relations. See below.

Did Trump and Abe just launch a new chapter in U.S.-Japan relations?

From: Washington Post
Date: Feb. 13, 2017
Author: Andrew Yeo


President Trump got off to a rocky foreign policy start in his first three weeks in office. Has he found a new friend in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who met with Trump in Washington on Friday and then traveled with the president to Florida to play a few rounds of golf on Saturday?

In week 1, Trump launched a Twitter spat with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto over Mexico’s refusal to pay for a border wall. The Mexican leader then canceled his trip to Washington.

Trump also sought to reassure British Prime Minister Theresa May that the United States was not out to abandon NATO, despite his earlier comments about the lack of burden-sharing within the alliance. ...


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