Forging Ahead With a Multilateral Japan – Agathe L’Homme

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Japan’s multilateral trade policy, spearheaded by its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, faces serious headwinds under DonaldTrump’s US presidency. It is not only put at risk by Trump’s aggressive approach to reducing his country’s trade deficit with Japan, but also by the US president’s all- out attack on the existing global trade order. Despite giving in partially to Trump’s pressure to redefine trade ties on a bilateral basis, by agreeing in September to start some trade talks on goods, Mr. Abe appears set to preserve most of his country’s current trade strategy by making only limited concessions to the US. Meanwhile, Japan will seek to take over the mantle of free trade and shape the global rules of the 21st century.

Auteur :  Agathe L’Homme

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Summary
Trends: TRADE DYNAMICS AND TENSIONS IN ASIA

China Confronts “America First”: Recent Developments and Likely Scenarios (Giulio Pugliese)

Forging Ahead With a Multilateral Japan (Agathe L’Homme)

Indonesia-China “pragmatic bilateralism” in a changing global trade environment (Margot de Groot Van Embden, Kimberley Le Pape)

Business as usual? China-DPRK economic ties back on track amid easing tensions in Northeast Asia (Théo Clément)

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India’s Aid Policy: a Response to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in South Asia? (Smruti S. Pattanaik)

Vers un « nouveau Pakistan » ? L’arrivée au pouvoir du Mouvement pour la justice aux élections générales de 2018 ( Alix Philippon)

Campagne de patriotisme et renforcement du contrôle idéologique : une nouvelle contraction du champ intellectuel chinois sous Xi Jinping ? (Pierre Delbosc, Camille Liffran)

Quelle forme d’intervention de l’État dans la sphère familiale au Japon ? La protection de l’enfance en débat suite à l’affaire de la petite Yua (Naoko Tokumitsu)

– Recension –

Global Governance and China: The Dragon’s Learning Curve – Scott Kennedy (Ed.) (Recension par Mathilde Morin)