Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second state visit to Washington in two years, according to the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/06/06/the-impressively-awkward-hugs-and-handshakes-of-indias-narendra-modi/), occurred last month (June 7-8) with the usual Washington pledges to upgrade the relationship with the world's most populous democracy. I have pondered for a long-time why the U.S. has not vigorously pursued closer ties with a country … Continue reading Why Not India? Just Look at a Map!
2016 is the year of Donald Trump, win or lose. On Asian policy, his key slogan has been "China, China, jobs, jobs." This involves his contention that the unscrupulous Chinese have "stolen" America's manufacturing jobs through such unfair trade practices as currency manipulation and IPR violations. Trump's blue-collar base is convinced that he is the … Continue reading Trump’s “China, China, Jobs, Jobs” May Be Robots