February 13, 2017

Abe's US visit offers hope of stable ties

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist Nirmal Ghosh

US President Donald Trump's meeting and subsequent golf game with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mr Trump's personal resort in Palm Beach, Florida, offers hope for new deals and stable relations amid strains in ties between the United States and its Asian ally.

Mr Abemet the US leader yesterday bearing gifts - that of investments that could create up to 700,000 more jobs - playing directly to Mr Trump's campaign promises.

Japanese media reports say Mr Abe's proposals focus on bilateral cooperation in infrastructure - for instance, high-speed rail as well as robotics and artificial intelligence, cyber security, space exploration and buying more natural gas.

Read the full article at The Straits Times.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...