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Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
August 15, 2013
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
Japanese officials honor the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in WWII at Yasukuni Shrine today.
Yasukuni Shrine Visits Invoke Ire – Again
India-China Rivalry Threatens US Sanctions On Iran
August 15, 2013
India-China Rivalry Threatens US Sanctions On Iran
With Delhi and Beijing vying for influence in Iran, will they continue to oblige Western sanctions?
India-China Rivalry Threatens US Sanctions On Iran
What’s North Korea Up to in Africa?
August 15, 2013
What’s North Korea Up to in Africa?
Plus, China and Russia will hold strategic bilateral talks. Tuesday diplomacy links.
What’s North Korea Up to in Africa?
Why Russia is Worried About the “Zero Option” in Afghanistan
August 13, 2013
Why Russia is Worried About the “Zero Option” in Afghanistan
As the withdrawal approaches, Moscow’s own experience tells it to fear the potential for regional chaos.
Why Russia is Worried About the “Zero Option” in Afghanistan
Oliver Stone Denounces US Military Presence in Asia
August 13, 2013
Oliver Stone Denounces US Military Presence in Asia
While touring Asia this month Stone has called for an end to the US military’s presence in the region.
Oliver Stone Denounces US Military Presence in Asia
North Korea’s Next Provocation: When and Why?
August 10, 2013
North Korea’s Next Provocation: When and Why?
The current charm approach notwithstanding, there are reasons to expect a return to aggression.
North Korea’s Next Provocation: When and Why?
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
August 08, 2013
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
“Smaller Asian countries would be the primary benefactors of a more acute U.S.-China strategic rivalry.”
Why Asia Should Welcome a US-China Cold War
Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean
August 07, 2013
Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean
Radiation from the Fukushima plant is flowing into the ocean at a rate of 300 tons per day.
Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
August 07, 2013
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
Despite Iran’s sizeable Azeri population, and their shared Shi’a faith, bilateral relations remain fraught.
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
Why Did Putin Grant Edward Snowden Asylum? Revenge.
August 06, 2013
Why Did Putin Grant Edward Snowden Asylum? Revenge.
The US has criticized Russia on human rights for years. With Snowden, Putin returned the favor.
Why Did Putin Grant Edward Snowden Asylum? Revenge.
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
August 01, 2013
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
Japan’s deputy prime minister has come under fire for Weimar Constitution remarks.
Taro Aso on Japanese Constitutional Reform: Learn from the Nazis
Can John Kerry Salvage US-Pakistan Relations?
August 01, 2013
Can John Kerry Salvage US-Pakistan Relations?
The US secretary of state has finally arrived in Islamabad. Will Kerry’s personal history with Pakistan be a silver bullet?
Can John Kerry Salvage US-Pakistan Relations?
The Forgotten Mass Execution of Prisoners in Iran in 1988
July 31, 2013
The Forgotten Mass Execution of Prisoners in Iran in 1988
On the 25th anniversary, it is time for those responsible to be held to account.
The Forgotten Mass Execution of Prisoners in Iran in 1988
A US State Representative to Visit North Korea
July 31, 2013
A US State Representative to Visit North Korea
Massachusetts Rep. Paul Heroux will spend eight days in the Hermit Kingdom—assuming he can get in.
A US State Representative to Visit North Korea
America’s “Hidden Hand” in the Proposed Abe-Xi Summit
July 30, 2013
America’s “Hidden Hand” in the Proposed Abe-Xi Summit
Japan PM Shinzo Abe is calling for a summit with Xi Jinping. Did the US play a role in this?
America’s “Hidden Hand” in the Proposed Abe-Xi Summit
Is Iran’s Military Visiting Pyongyang Right Now?
July 26, 2013
Is Iran’s Military Visiting Pyongyang Right Now?
Plus, Shinzo Abe and Joe Biden’s paths cross in Singapore. Friday diplomacy links.
Is Iran’s Military Visiting Pyongyang Right Now?
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