Cry Havoc! And let slip the dogs of trade war

In a move that South Korea had warned would massively escalate bilateral tensions, Japan’s Cabinet today took the decision to strike South Korea from a 27-country “white list” that offers trusted nations preferential access to dual-use industrial items. Korea retaliated almost immediately. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that henceforth, Korea would be treated the […]