Summer 2018 Conference Highlights

The Summer Senate Presidents’ Forum will focus on challenges and opportunities for the States that arise from US relations with the Pacific Rim countries. The Forum will hear from experts on North Korea, China, and Japan’s historical relations with the US, and updates on their current economics, policies, and politics. We will examine the significance of these positions for the States’ security, future economic opportunities, and potential risks.

Trade

In 2017, US trade with PacRim countries amounted to $361,198,400 in exports and $791,727,600 in imports. In November 2017, when the US withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, trade ministers of the remaining 11 countries, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam salvaged the agreement now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). On January 23, 2018, they reached agreement on the provisions of the Treaty and are set to sign their pact in March, without US participation. The The Forum will examine such questions as, “What are the likely effects of the CPTPP on US trade and on the States’ economies?”

North Korea

Alliances in the PacRim are shifting in response to threats from North Korea. The US, for example, has installed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile systems in South Korea, while China has amassed troops on its border with North Korea. The Forum will examine the emergent hostilities in the region, considering such questions as “How much of a threat is Kim Jong Un? Is the US, in conjunction with South Korea, China and Japan, seriously considering invading North Korea? Does North Korea pose a nuclear threat to the States, or is this a distraction from domestic US issues?”

China

China is repositioning itself in the world. The pace of growth in China’s economy is accelerating as exports, construction, and consumer spending all climbed strongly. But growth also brings challenges: a downgraded debt rating; severe air, water and soil pollution; and a strained social system as tens of millions of workers move to the cities. The Forum will gain insights into the potential effects of China’s changes on the States’ security and global business prospects.

Japan

US goods and services trade with Japan totaled an estimated $270.7 billion in 2016. Japan is currently the 4th largest goods trading partner for the US. The US – Japan alliance is crucial to both nations' economic and political interests. The Forum will examine the role of the US – Japan alliance, considering the rapidly changing geopolitical environment and the economic impacts of the security relationship.

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Summer 2018 Conference Highlights

The Summer Senate Presidents’ Forum will focus on challenges and opportunities for the States that arise from US relations with the Pacific Rim countries. The Forum will hear from experts on North Korea, China, and Japan’s historical relations with the US, and updates on their current economics, policies, and politics. We will examine the significance of these positions for the States’ security, future economic opportunities, and potential risks.

Trade

In 2017, US trade with PacRim countries amounted to $361,198,400 in exports and $791,727,600 in imports. In November 2017, when the US withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, trade ministers of the remaining 11 countries, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam salvaged the agreement now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). On January 23, 2018, they reached agreement on the provisions of the Treaty and are set to sign their pact in March, without US participation. The The Forum will examine such questions as, “What are the likely effects of the CPTPP on US trade and on the States’ economies?”

North Korea

Alliances in the PacRim are shifting in response to threats from North Korea. The US, for example, has installed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile systems in South Korea, while China has amassed troops on its border with North Korea. The Forum will examine the emergent hostilities in the region, considering such questions as “How much of a threat is Kim Jong Un? Is the US, in conjunction with South Korea, China and Japan, seriously considering invading North Korea? Does North Korea pose a nuclear threat to the States, or is this a distraction from domestic US issues?”

China

China is repositioning itself in the world. The pace of growth in China’s economy is accelerating as exports, construction, and consumer spending all climbed strongly. But growth also brings challenges: a downgraded debt rating; severe air, water and soil pollution; and a strained social system as tens of millions of workers move to the cities. The Forum will gain insights into the potential effects of China’s changes on the States’ security and global business prospects.

Japan

US goods and services trade with Japan totaled an estimated $270.7 billion in 2016. Japan is currently the 4th largest goods trading partner for the US. The US – Japan alliance is crucial to both nations' economic and political interests. The Forum will examine the role of the US – Japan alliance, considering the rapidly changing geopolitical environment and the economic impacts of the security relationship.

Don't Miss the Next Forum Discussion

Summer 2018 Conference Highlights

The Summer Senate Presidents’ Forum will focus on challenges and opportunities for the States that arise from US relations with the Pacific Rim countries. The Forum will hear from experts on North Korea, China, and Japan’s historical relations with the US, and updates on their current economics, policies, and politics. We will examine the significance of these positions for the States’ security, future economic opportunities, and potential risks.

Trade

In 2017, US trade with PacRim countries amounted to $361,198,400 in exports and $791,727,600 in imports. In November 2017, when the US withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, trade ministers of the remaining 11 countries, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam salvaged the agreement now known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). On January 23, 2018, they reached agreement on the provisions of the Treaty and are set to sign their pact in March, without US participation. The The Forum will examine such questions as, “What are the likely effects of the CPTPP on US trade and on the States’ economies?”

North Korea

Alliances in the PacRim are shifting in response to threats from North Korea. The US, for example, has installed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile systems in South Korea, while China has amassed troops on its border with North Korea. The Forum will examine the emergent hostilities in the region, considering such questions as “How much of a threat is Kim Jong Un? Is the US, in conjunction with South Korea, China and Japan, seriously considering invading North Korea? Does North Korea pose a nuclear threat to the States, or is this a distraction from domestic US issues?”

China

China is repositioning itself in the world. The pace of growth in China’s economy is accelerating as exports, construction, and consumer spending all climbed strongly. But growth also brings challenges: a downgraded debt rating; severe air, water and soil pollution; and a strained social system as tens of millions of workers move to the cities. The Forum will gain insights into the potential effects of China’s changes on the States’ security and global business prospects.

Japan

US goods and services trade with Japan totaled an estimated $270.7 billion in 2016. Japan is currently the 4th largest goods trading partner for the US. The US – Japan alliance is crucial to both nations' economic and political interests. The Forum will examine the role of the US – Japan alliance, considering the rapidly changing geopolitical environment and the economic impacts of the security relationship.