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Clint Richards

Clint Richards is an Associate Editor of The Diplomat.

He has worked as an open-source intelligence analyst with Stratfor Global Intelligence and as a geopolitical risk management consultant where he writes his own blog, Asia to Africa Intel. He has worked in the field of geopolitics from Seoul and is currently based in Tokyo. He is also an analytical contributor for Enquirisk, The International Security Observer, and Wikistrat.

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Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
November 21, 2014
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
Record corporate dividends have not translated into higher wages and a “virtuous economic cycle.”
Can Japan’s Corporations Kick-Start Recovery?
Jokowi’s Big Energy ‘Swing’
November 21, 2014
Jokowi’s Big Energy ‘Swing’
Subsidy cuts and tax holidays may jumpstart investment, but minimum safety nets should be maintained.
Jokowi’s Big Energy ‘Swing’
North Korea: Old Threats Meet a New International Attack
November 20, 2014
North Korea: Old Threats Meet a New International Attack
Renewed nuclear test threats are old tactics, as allies will keep Pyongyang from the ICC.
North Korea: Old Threats Meet a New International Attack
Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion
November 20, 2014
Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion
Size, technology and stealth are proving too great a draw for Canberra.
Australia Wants Japanese Sub Propulsion
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
November 19, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
An election, tax delay, and stimulus package show the premier is intent on securing his legacy.
Shinzo Abe’s Next Steps
The Long Haul for Fukushima
November 19, 2014
The Long Haul for Fukushima
Costs and complications of the cleanup underscore the magnitude of Japan’s nuclear question.
The Long Haul for Fukushima
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
November 18, 2014
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
An inability to reach a settlement could have implications for the effectiveness of allied forces in the region.
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
Australia’s FTA Balancing Act
November 18, 2014
Australia’s FTA Balancing Act
New Chinese and Indian agreements highlight Canberra’s evolving Indo-Pacific trade strategy.
Australia’s FTA Balancing Act
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
November 17, 2014
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Japanese officials conduct a full-court press on the last leg of their multilateral tour.
Japan’s G20 Scorecard
Recession Returns to Japan
November 17, 2014
Recession Returns to Japan
Monday’s dismal figures put Japan on track for elections and a further tax delay.
Recession Returns to Japan
DPRK Special Envoy to Russia as UN ‘Atrocities’ Vote Looms
November 14, 2014
DPRK Special Envoy to Russia as UN ‘Atrocities’ Vote Looms
Plus a recap of trilateral meetings. Regional foreign affairs weekly wrap-up.
DPRK Special Envoy to Russia as UN ‘Atrocities’ Vote Looms
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
November 14, 2014
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
As opposition to the tax builds, Japan must find a way to support its bold economic moves.
Abe’s Tax Increase Gamble
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
November 13, 2014
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
Plus Japan seeks further trilateral integration with the U.S. Thursday Japanese defense links.
The Australia-Japan Submarine Deal Gets Complicated
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
November 13, 2014
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
A December election would be an Abenomics referendum, and an open door to a stronger military.
How an Election Gives Abe the Upper-Hand on Collective Self-Defense
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
November 11, 2014
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
An attempt to justify a change in course over the tax hike could backfire for the prime minister.
Could Abe Call a Snap Election?
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
November 11, 2014
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
Despite a cordial APEC meeting, Putin and Abe cannot afford to make real progress.
The Ukrainian Divide in Russo-Japanese Rapprochement
Is North Korea Really ‘Rattled’ By the U.N. Prison Camp Inquiry?
November 10, 2014
Is North Korea Really ‘Rattled’ By the U.N. Prison Camp Inquiry?
Some analysts believe the U.S. prisoner release shows Pyongyang is worried about an ICC hearing.
Is North Korea Really ‘Rattled’ By the U.N. Prison Camp Inquiry?
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
November 07, 2014
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
Plus Sendai disaster plans and Fukushima reconstruction progress. Weekly Japan nuclear energy links.
A Small But Important Milestone in the Fukushima Cleanup
The U.S. and China’s Competing FTA’s During APEC
November 07, 2014
The U.S. and China’s Competing FTA’s During APEC
The U.S. is uninterested in ceding power in a more comprehensive regional trade agreement.
The U.S. and China’s Competing FTA’s During APEC
Pollution Worries Dominate China’s APEC Run-Up
November 06, 2014
Pollution Worries Dominate China’s APEC Run-Up
Press roundup of issues in the days before Beijing’s Leaders’ Summit next week.
Pollution Worries Dominate China’s APEC Run-Up
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
November 06, 2014
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
A distracted ally may give Abe the rationale for a larger role in regional security.
Will U.S. Midterms Become Justification for Japanese Defense?
Local Rifts on Display in Japan’s Nuclear Restart
November 05, 2014
Local Rifts on Display in Japan’s Nuclear Restart
Which communities are allowed to decide on reactivation is likely to be a long-term issue.
Local Rifts on Display in Japan’s Nuclear Restart
APEC Summit: Will It Matter for Northeast Asia?
November 05, 2014
APEC Summit: Will It Matter for Northeast Asia?
The region’s shifting realities require more than handshakes and photo opportunities.
APEC Summit: Will It Matter for Northeast Asia?
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
November 05, 2014
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
The Philippines is seeking to indirectly link its territorial problems with Japanese normalization.
Aquino Shows Support for Japan in the South China Sea
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