Mireya Solís

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Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies | Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies

Big Bets & Black Swans: A Presidential Briefing Book - Close the Deal on Free Trade

Mireya Solís is the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies. An expert in Japan’s foreign economic policies, Solís earned a Ph.D. in government and an M.A. in East Asian studies from Harvard University, and a B.A. in international relations from El Colegio de México. Her main research interests include Japanese politics, political economy and foreign policy; international and comparative political economy; international relations; and government-business relations. She also has interests in broader issues in U.S.-Japan relations and East Asian multilateralism. | View Full Bio

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  • In the News

    [Investor-state dispute settlement] has not brought public interest regulation to a halt in the past and I don't think we should assume that will happen now.

    April 15, 2015, Mireya Solís, National Journal
  • In the News

    [Prime Minister Shinzo Abe] won a decisive victory in parliamentary elections in December. That gives him political room to make concessions that would hit Japanese farmers, a central constituency of his Liberal Democratic Party. He can deliver, and that is something we have not been able to say about a Japanese prime minister in a very long time.

    April 1, 2015, Mireya Solís, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    The state visit to Washington gives [Prime Minister Shinzo Abe] the sort of high-profile diplomatic opportunity that Japanese leaders value highly.

    April 1, 2015, Mireya Solís, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    Failure to sign the [Trans-Pacific Partnership] would demonstrate that the United States and Japan cannot move past friction to work in areas such as internationalization of financial services, protection of intellectual property and governance of the Internet economy that are central to the 21st century economy.

    March 16, 2015, Mireya Solís, Japan Times Online
  • In the News

    [Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Washington] — the dates for which have yet to be announced — would be the perfect occasion for President Barack Obama and Abe to shake hands on a freshly concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership deal between the United States, Japan and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific. I think what [the Japanese] would like is they could come celebrate. But it’s not clear that would be the case. The longer it takes for TPA [trade promotion authority] to be in place, I think the fewer the chances that there could be enough progress for them to be celebrating by late April.

    March 3, 2015, Mireya Solís, Politico
  • In the News

    The temperature is rising, and I think, at least now, we have President Obama making very direct comments to support the trade agenda in a way that I hadn’t seen in a long while.

    January 2, 2015, Mireya Solís, Politico

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