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Shinzo Abe’s New Mandate
December 20, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s New Mandate
Abe’s win at the polls signals a democracy in disarray and a shift to a neo-nationalist agenda.
Shinzo Abe’s New Mandate
Thailand Turns to China
December 20, 2014
Thailand Turns to China
With a post-coup cooling of relations with the West, Bangkok is looking to its largest trading partner.
Thailand Turns to China
Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?
December 20, 2014
Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?
How much does the ancient game of Go, or weiqi, reveal about Chinese military strategy?
Maritime Southeast Asia: A Game of Go?
The World’s Most Popular Leader: China’s President Xi
December 20, 2014
The World’s Most Popular Leader: China’s President Xi
Plus, China's internet tsar, Chinese students in the U.S., and a crackdown on journalists Friday China links.
The World’s Most Popular Leader: China’s President Xi
Monetary Easing a Dead End for Japan
December 19, 2014
Monetary Easing a Dead End for Japan
The BOJ continues to pursue its aggressive quantitative easing, but is it effective?
Monetary Easing a Dead End for Japan
The US And Japan Should Help Taiwan Acquire Modern Submarines
December 19, 2014
The US And Japan Should Help Taiwan Acquire Modern Submarines
‘As long as it appears that Taiwan has strong backers, cross-Strait peace is more likely.’
The US And Japan Should Help Taiwan Acquire Modern Submarines
Fixing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Problem Once and For All
December 19, 2014
Fixing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Problem Once and For All
In fact, international law does provide an achievable solution to the China-Japan dispute.
Fixing the Senkaku/Diaoyu Problem Once and For All
ASEAN, Partners Strengthen Regional Commitment to Tackling Ebola
December 19, 2014
ASEAN, Partners Strengthen Regional Commitment to Tackling Ebola
Thailand holds a special meeting to strengthen preparedness and support affected countries
ASEAN, Partners Strengthen Regional Commitment to Tackling Ebola
US-China Military Relations: The Great Debate
December 19, 2014
US-China Military Relations: The Great Debate
Are closer U.S.-China military ties in Washington's best interests?
US-China Military Relations: The Great Debate
Tourists Behaving Badly: China's Image Problem
December 18, 2014
Tourists Behaving Badly: China's Image Problem
There is a disconnect between China's growing national power and the international image of the Chinese people.
Tourists Behaving Badly: China's Image Problem
China and India: Nationalism and Nuclear Risk
December 18, 2014
China and India: Nationalism and Nuclear Risk
When considering nuclear escalation between China and India, don’t forget the effects of nationalism.
China and India: Nationalism and Nuclear Risk
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
December 18, 2014
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
Dr. Sheila Smith on Japan's snap elections and the challenges facing Abe moving forward.
Abe's Post-Election Agenda for Japan
US-Japan Defense Guideline Revision Postponed
December 18, 2014
US-Japan Defense Guideline Revision Postponed
The United States and Japan will delay the revision of their defense guidelines until the middle of next year.
US-Japan Defense Guideline Revision Postponed
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
December 18, 2014
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
The state secrets law, passed despite public opposition, provides little oversight or accountability.
Japan's Troubling State Secrets Law Takes Effect
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
December 18, 2014
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
With Abe now set to control Japan for the near future, China renews its warnings about his rightist tendencies.
Wary China Eyes 4 More Years of Abe in Japan
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
December 17, 2014
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
China is playing nice for now, but there are cracks in its friendly smile.
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
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