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This article is the first in a series “Essays from the Field,” which documents the professional journeys and accomplishments of YPFP New York members.


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“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu

American power is dissipating. Matthew Edwin Carpenter explains why.


In the face of shifting domestic culture, a shrinking population, and an untested alliance with the United States, Japan is increasingly taking its security into its own hands.


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In face of the escalating trade war between the United States and China, Japan is pursuing a strategy of bilateral trade relationships to mitigate its harmful effects on the Japanese economy.


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East Asia's security environment continues to be a cause for concern for Japan, what with the ever-acute threat of regional powers with great military latitudes, such as China, North Korea and Russia.


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Despite their locations on opposite ends of the Pacific, Australia and Japan share many concerns: the safety of their shipping via sea lanes, the increased pressure put on them by China's rise in power and a complicated alliance with the United States.