Undiplomatic Ties: Trump’s Japan and India Challenges


The 28-29 June G20 summit offered US President Donald Trump a critical opportunity to consolidate relations with two nations – Japan and India – at the heart of attempts to manage the rise of China. Both are vital to an emerging Indo-Pacific security architecture and the advancement of regional democracy.  Instead, the Osaka meeting of the world’s biggest economies wrapped up with Washington’s relations with New Delhi and Tokyo still clouded by trade disputes and strategic uncertainty, writes Ramesh Thakur in the following two analyses.