Trade as a Pathway to Peace

Hiroki Takeuchi, Director of the Sun and Star Program on Japan and East Asia at SMU’s Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs, wrote about how trade partnerships and economic interdependence are traditionally thought to lead to overall cooperation: Countries don’t go to war with each other when they need each other.  But China’s shifting economic models — and COVID-19 — have complicated its relationship with the US. Read more here.