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Japan’s strange golf-buddy theory of deterrence

Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe was very friendly with Donald Trump while Trump was president. The two leaders even played several rounds of golf when they were both in power, despite Trump’s anti-Asian, anti-alliance (and occasionally anti-Japan) disposition.  Abe was quoted recently explaining himself, claiming that “golf was for deterrence.” Abe argued that other countries […]