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A West in Crisis, an East Rising? Comparing the G7 and the SCO
June 12, 2018
A West in Crisis, an East Rising? Comparing the G7 and the SCO
The two summits, occurring almost contemporaneously, invite easy comparisons focused on tone and optics. What about substance?
A West in Crisis, an East Rising? Comparing the G7 and the SCO
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
April 26, 2018
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
The statement takes aim at China without mentioning it by name.
G7 Foreign Ministers Issue Communique Addressing East & South China Seas, Connectivity, and More
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
April 23, 2018
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
How long can Japan keep up its balancing act between Russia and the West?
A New Cold War With Russia Forces Japan to Choose Sides
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
September 21, 2016
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
By warming up to Moscow, is Shinzo Abe playing right into Putin's hands?
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
China Protests as G7 Ministers Express Concern Regarding East, South China Seas
April 12, 2016
China Protests as G7 Ministers Express Concern Regarding East, South China Seas
The Chinese foreign ministry strongly condemned the G7 ministers' statement in Hiroshima.
China Protests as G7 Ministers Express Concern Regarding East, South China Seas
Should the West Be Worried About Britain As China's 'Advocate'?
October 23, 2015
Should the West Be Worried About Britain As China's 'Advocate'?
Will London's partnership with China extend beyond economics to international issues -- at the West's expense?
Should the West Be Worried About Britain As China's 'Advocate'?
Japan's Tangled Ties With Russia
April 01, 2015
Japan's Tangled Ties With Russia
Japan's relationship with Russia will remain stalled as long as the Ukraine crisis continues.
Japan's Tangled Ties With Russia
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
Japan’s G7 Agenda
June 06, 2014
Japan’s G7 Agenda
Abe has used the forum to smooth ties with Russia, and possibly open a dialogue with China.
Japan’s G7 Agenda
Japan Eyes Sanctions on Russia
March 20, 2014
Japan Eyes Sanctions on Russia
Japan has announced it will halt negotiations with Russia over a trade pact in response to the Crimea situation.
Japan Eyes Sanctions on Russia
The G20: In Need of a Reboot
January 31, 2013
The G20: In Need of a Reboot
If the G20 is to live up to its potential, it must confront the forces that could see it slide into irrelevancy. The forum should build on what has worked, and avoid what has not.
The G20: In Need of a Reboot
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