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A Rare Japanese Jihadist
October 07, 2014

A Rare Japanese Jihadist

By Clint Richards
The Tokyo police are investigating a man who attempted to join IS.

North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely
July 22, 2014

North Korean MH17 Scenario Extremely Unlikely

By Clint Richards
Despite the U.S. banning its aircraft from Pyongyang airspace, the chances of a DPRK missile attack are remote.
Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive
May 22, 2014

Abe’s Potential Latin America Charm Offensive

By Clint Richards
The prospect of an upcoming tour this summer will see Japan attempt to increase its security profile.

March 26, 2012

How to Stop Kim’s "Satellite" Test

North Korea’s promise to launch a satellite has prompted international condemnation. But the U.S. and others have options available to stop it.

March 14, 2012

China’s Libya Problem

China’s failure to support the rebels in Libya could hurt its investment prospects there. Time for a rethink?

March 14, 2012

China’s Libya Problem

China’s failure to support the rebels in Libya could hurt its investment prospects there. Time for a rethink?

China and Iran Breaking Up?
March 08, 2012

China and Iran Breaking Up?

Chinese and Iranian interests used to align. But Iran’s nuclear program may be driving a wedge between them.

India Lets U.S. Down on Iran
February 20, 2012

India Lets U.S. Down on Iran

India’s decision to walk out of step with the international community on Iran isn’t just a slap in the face for the U.S. – it raises questions about its ability to lead.

February 16, 2012

China's Troubling Syria Veto

China’s U.N. veto over Syria was striking because of how internationally isolated it is. So why did it do it?

Russia Does its Own Pivot
February 14, 2012

Russia Does its Own Pivot

Russia is increasingly paying attention to developments in Asia. But are positions on Iran and Syria hurting it?

China, Russia in Risky Syrian Game
February 14, 2012

China, Russia in Risky Syrian Game

Chinese and Russian vetoes over condemning Syria have infuriated Western capitals. But the reasons for them are more complex than some realize.

February 05, 2012

India Mans Up over Syria

India has decided to belatedly back sanctions against Syria. It’s a key move if it wants to be relevant at the U.N.

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