Obama on a Roll
In the last month, there has been a flurry of foreign and security policy activities from the Obama administration. These were a nuclear arms deal with Russia, a revised U.S. nuclear strategy, the withholding of a report condemning China as a currency manipulator which opened up the possibility of China letting its currency strengthen, and most recently a nuclear summit in Washington that started with the Ukraine promising to get rid of its enriched uranium. So much for potential successes; the Israeli–U.S. relations are in dire straits. Iran is a ticking time bomb. The Afghan President might be a problem on par with the Taliban in the process of state (if not nation) building that has to parallel the military effort by the U.S. led forces.
Close Partners or Hesitant Dreamers? The EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA)
In July 2018, Japan and the EU signed both the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). The two agreements have been described as formally ushering in […]