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Smart Take | Could Politics Undermine the Camp David Trilateral Agreement?

August 23, 20231:56

Last week at Camp David a historic meeting took place between US President Biden, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan, and President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea. The three agreed to deepen military and economic cooperation in an effort to deter China and North Korea. Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director of the Asia Program, looks at the potential risks to the newly established goal of enhancing trilateral cooperation.


Shihoko Goto

Shihoko Goto

Director, Indo-Pacific Program

Shihoko Goto is the director the Indo-Pacific Program at the Wilson Center. Her research focuses on the economics and politics of Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, as well as US policy in Northeast Asia. A seasoned journalist and analyst, she has reported from Tokyo and Washington for Dow Jones and UPI on the global economy, international trade, and Asian markets. A columnist for The Diplomat magazine and contributing editor to The Globalist, she was previously a donor country relations officer for the World Bank and has been awarded fellowships from the East-West Center and the Knight Foundation, among others.

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