Mireya Solís

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

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Mireya Solís is the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies and senior fellow in the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies. An expert in Japan’s foreign economic policies, Solís earned a doctorate in government and a master's in East Asian studies from Harvard University, and a bachelor's 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

Recent Activity

  • In the News

    The TPP would give a boost to the credibility of Obama's so-called rebalancing to Asia policy.

    October 6, 2015, Mireya Solís, South China Morning Post
  • In the News

    [TPP] represents a great opportunity in economic terms and an important moment in geopolitical terms. Failure to do the deal would have devastating consequences.  

    October 6, 2015, Mireya Solís, St. Louis-Post Dispatch
  • In the News

    It is very difficult to bring forward an agreement of [the TPP's] magnitude when politicians are in full-blown, competing mode.

    October 6, 2015, Mireya Solís, South China Morning Post
  • In the News

    The [TPP] comes at the most complicated time in terms of the political calendar. We quite simply have never had an agreement of this magnitude and on top of that, to possibly bring it to ratification in a full-blown presidential race year, it's going to create an unprecedented situation. It's going to be very, very difficult but the idea is, of course, failure to deliver TPP in force would mean that the TPP promise does not actually become a reality.

    October 6, 2015, Mireya Solís, CCTV English
  • Interview | CNN en Español

    October 5, 2015

  • 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

  • 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

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