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May 25, 2013
Three Reasons for the U.S. to Like Iran’s Presidential Candidates
Recent disqualifications are a setback. But there’s much for the U.S. to like in the remaining candidates.
Three Reasons for the U.S. to Like Iran’s Presidential Candidates
UN Raps Japan For Not Funding Pro-Pyongyang Schools
May 23, 2013
UN Raps Japan For Not Funding Pro-Pyongyang Schools
Japan’s refusal to subsidize pro-North Korean schools in Japan “constitutes discrimination” a UN committee claims.
UN Raps Japan For Not Funding Pro-Pyongyang Schools
May 22, 2013
Australia’s Changing Neighborhood
The fragile nation states of the South West Pacific have geostrategic significance, and not just for Australia.
Australia’s Changing Neighborhood
Shinzo Abe: Friend or Foe of the United States?
May 22, 2013
Shinzo Abe: Friend or Foe of the United States?
The Japanese prime minister espouses a view of history that seems to repudiate much that Americans hold dear.
Shinzo Abe: Friend or Foe of the United States?
Obama and Xi Jinping to Hold First Meeting On June 7-8
May 21, 2013
Obama and Xi Jinping to Hold First Meeting On June 7-8
National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will travel to Beijing on May 26-28 ahead of the leaders’ meeting in California.
Obama and Xi Jinping to Hold First Meeting On June 7-8
India to Station Ground Forces in Afghanistan?
May 20, 2013
India to Station Ground Forces in Afghanistan?
The Diplomat rounds up this week’s upcoming events in the Asia-Pacific.
India to Station Ground Forces in Afghanistan?
Australia’s Gillard Gets Poll Bounce After Austere Budget
May 20, 2013
Australia’s Gillard Gets Poll Bounce After Austere Budget
Julia Gillard enjoys a solid increase in personal polls, although election prospects for her party remain grim.
Australia’s Gillard Gets Poll Bounce After Austere Budget
An Indo-Pacific Treaty: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
May 17, 2013
An Indo-Pacific Treaty: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Indonesia’s foreign minister calls for a regional Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. The idea has merit.
An Indo-Pacific Treaty: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
Revising the Japanese Constitution
May 17, 2013
Revising the Japanese Constitution
Amending Article 9 may seem logical, but it could have implications for the way Japan sees itself.
Revising the Japanese Constitution
Why Iran’s Mullahs Fear Ahmadinejad’s Messianism
May 16, 2013
Why Iran’s Mullahs Fear Ahmadinejad’s Messianism
How Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is using Islamic concepts to challenge the power of the clerics.
Why Iran’s Mullahs Fear Ahmadinejad’s Messianism
Osaka Mayor Hashimoto Calls Comfort Women “Necessary”
May 15, 2013
Osaka Mayor Hashimoto Calls Comfort Women “Necessary”
Toru Hashimoto sparks outrage with his comments on Japanese WWII sex slaves.
Osaka Mayor Hashimoto Calls Comfort Women “Necessary”
America and South Korea to Conduct Naval Exercises
May 14, 2013
America and South Korea to Conduct Naval Exercises
How will North Korea respond? The Diplomat presents its preview for the upcoming week.
America and South Korea to Conduct Naval Exercises
Hedging: The Real U.S. Policy Towards China?
May 13, 2013
Hedging: The Real U.S. Policy Towards China?
Is America trying to contain China? No, it could be just hedging its bets.
Hedging: The Real U.S. Policy Towards China?
A Grand Coalition Against Iran
May 07, 2013
A Grand Coalition Against Iran
Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates: Allies against Iran?
A Grand Coalition Against Iran
Kerry's Big Meeting with Russia's Putin
May 07, 2013
Kerry's Big Meeting with Russia's Putin
Can Kerry change Putin’s mind on Syria or Iran? The Diplomat presents its preview for the upcoming week.
Kerry's Big Meeting with Russia's Putin
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
May 04, 2013
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
North Korea’s recent threats and economic matters will likely dominate talks next week.
A Historic Trip: South Korean President Park Coming to America
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