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

    I am very doubtful we can have a ratification vote [on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Congress] before the end of this year. We are thinking this is going to spill over to 2016 and this opens up all kinds of interesting possibilities.

    June 25, 2015, Mireya Solís, CNN
  • Interview | CNN en Español

    June 23, 2015

  • Presentation | Korea Economic Institute of America

    May 18, 2015

  • Interview | AirTalk with Larry Mantle, Southern California Public Radio

    May 13, 2015

  • In the News

    Clearly [Japan abandoning its longstanding policy on pacifism is] not happening now. I think that's why the government had to settle with just reinterpreting its right to exercise collective self defense. Now with, you know, more fluidity of politics, with new challenges in the its neighborhood, Japan feels that it needs to deepen its cooperation, its partnership with the United States and be a more reliable ally that can also come to the help of the United States.

    April 30, 2015, Mireya Solís, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • In the News

    [President] Obama and [Prime Minister] Abe met in Washington at a time when American foreign economic strategy is in dire need of a reset following issues over a planned China-led infrastructure bank.

    April 30, 2015, Mireya Solís, Japan Times Online
  • In the News

    [Prime Minister] Abe's use of the word "repentance" – instead of the more common term "remorse" – was significant [in his speech to Congress]. I don't recall that word being used in the past. To me, repentance implies that you see your actions as something that is wrong and that you want to distance yourself from it. [Prime Minister] Abe appeared to have gone further than he did in an address to the Australian parliament last year, where offered "sincere condolences," not an apology.

    April 29, 2015, Mireya Solís, The Telegraph
  • In the News

    The remaining points of contention [in the Trans-Pacific Partnership] — rice and cars — would be the most difficult areas for diplomats to find agreement. Also at issue is the size of the rice quota that the United States would have in the Japanese market.

    April 28, 2015, Mireya Solís, Foreign Policy

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