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Another Deal to be Made: Trump’s Strategy in East Asia

by Bowen Gissendaner

Inside the Art of the Deal

When attempting to analyze any actions taken by President Trump, one would be remiss not to consider the field in which he has been most successful, business. Before all else, Trump is a businessman, whose shrewd tactics allowed him to become one of the richest men in New York. Thus, when looking at his political endeavors in East Asia one must do so not with the mind of a politician, but with that of a businessperson. Trump’s trade and military negotiations with China, Japan, and South Korea have all closely mirrored the tactics he uses in negotiations with businesses and corporations. Understanding these tactics, laid out in detail in his book The Art of the Deal, is useful in beginning to understand his policies in East Asia. The book provides an insight into the President’s mentality regarding his role in organizations, namely his businesses, and how he tends to view the world.