An important partnership at a critcal moment. Can Washington and Tokyo enhance ties?
New alliances won't lead to another World War I.
The United States has a strong interest in standing with its allies against Chinese expansionism.
Despite often tense relations, legislative exchanges have occured between the two for decades. Deepening that aspect of the relationship could be constructive.
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.
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