The United States has a strong interest in standing with its allies against Chinese expansionism.
America has pushed its allies to refrain from developing nuclear weapons. Counterintuitively, that's making nuclear deterrence less reliable.
Relations on land are tough. But cooperating against piracy far away is one way to move forward.
Tales from World War II are tearing East Asia apart.
Keeping America credible and friends in line in the Far East.
The immediate economic benefits of the big trade deal are limited for the US. It's an investment, not a payout.
Alliances and counteralliances that might make war with China more likely.
Korean politicians find open relations with Japan very risky, but there are still ways to improve this necessary relationship.
If South Korea and Japan develop nuclear weapons, that doesn't mean we should abandon our alliances with them.
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