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US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East
January 17, 2020

US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East

By Adham Sahloul
Abe's personal relationships with the main players in the Middle East give him a unique opportunity to play peacemaker.

Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?
January 13, 2020

Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?

By Thisanka Siripala
Acrimonious Iran-U.S relations haven’t deterred Prime Minister Abe, who is on a scheduled tour of the Middle East under the banner of “peace diplomacy.” 
New Year, Same Fight: Japan’s PM Pledges Constitutional Revision and Social Security Reforms
January 07, 2020

New Year, Same Fight: Japan’s PM Pledges Constitutional Revision and Social Security Reforms

By Thisanka Siripala
In response to Japan’s super aging society, Prime Minister Abe vows to tackle Japan's biggest challenge: major social security reform.

New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party
December 31, 2019

New Year, New Scandals for Japan’s Ruling Party

By Mina Pollmann
Once again, Abe and his LDP are beset by multiple scandals. And once again, it doesn't seem to be impacting their political dominance.

Japan at Odds With Iran’s Plea for Stronger Economic and Political Alliance
December 24, 2019

Japan at Odds With Iran’s Plea for Stronger Economic and Political Alliance

By Thisanka Siripala
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is caught between feuding Iran and the United States.

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan
November 22, 2019

A Cost-Sharing Conundrum for South Korea and Japan

By Jonathan Stutte
Exorbitant demands from the Trump administration put the already fragile Japan-Korea-U.S. security alliance at risk.

The United States Needs Japan and South Korea to Make Up
October 24, 2019

The United States Needs Japan and South Korea to Make Up

By Ellen Swicord
For Washington, resumed cooperation between its two most important Northeast Asian allies is a core interest.
Has Japan Lost Out in the Partial US-Japan Trade Deal?
October 11, 2019

Has Japan Lost Out in the Partial US-Japan Trade Deal?

By Thisanka Siripala
With details of the U.S.- Japan trade emerging, has the Abe administration sold out the Japanese farming sector?

Nuclear Power in the New Abe Cabinet
September 20, 2019

Nuclear Power in the New Abe Cabinet

By Tom Corben
The latest reshuffle was notable for several reasons, but not least for bringing nuclear power back into the spotlight.

Japan’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle Plagued by Bribery Scandal
September 18, 2019

Japan’s Latest Cabinet Reshuffle Plagued by Bribery Scandal

By Thisanka Siripala
The ruling party’s cabinet reshuffle has been overshadowed by a cash for influence scandal.

What’s Next for India-Japan Defense Relations?
September 06, 2019

What’s Next for India-Japan Defense Relations?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
While the impetus for closer alignment is clear, much work remains to be done on the security side and within the wider bilateral relationship.
Size vs Statecraft: How India and Japan Play the Major Power Game
September 06, 2019

Size vs Statecraft: How India and Japan Play the Major Power Game

By Bonnie Bley
Japan and India’s differences might just be what makes this unlikely partnership effective.

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