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May 22, 2017

Could North Korea Be the Next Ukraine?

North Korea and Ukraine each shares a border with a powerful American rival, but the combination of Pyongyang's nationalism with ...

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January 19, 2017

Xi Jinping’s China: Concentrating and Projecting Power

Chinese President Xi Jinping moved to consolidate his position as a “core” leader during the second half of 2016, but ...

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April 27, 2016

Taiwan’s New President and the Outlook for Regional Relations

The Taiwanese people handed Tsai Ing-wen a decisive victory in the January 2016 presidential election in a repudiation of the ...

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March 22, 2016

Making History by Mistake

Ankara had been courting relations with Moscow in the wake of the slow death of its attempt to join the ...

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January 05, 2016

2016: Back to the Future for the World’s Major Powers?

Will the return of great power competition give rise to conflict, as it has done many times over human history? ...

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December 02, 2015

The New Security Legislation and Japanese Public Reaction

The Abe cabinet succeeded in passing legislation to expand the scope of Japan’s security options in September, but the strength ...

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November 05, 2015

Japan’s Security Legislation from an Operational Perspective

There was very little debate on the actual substance of Japan’s recently enacted security legislation, despite the uproar it caused ...

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October 07, 2015

Compromise Possible on the Northern Territories

The Northern Territories are not part of the Kuril Islands but are the inherent territories of Japan and have never ...

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June 22, 2015

Can the Rise in Refugees Be Stopped?

The number of refugees and internally displaced persons around the world reached record heights last year and is likely to ...

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March 20, 2015

Mixed Marks for India’s Modi

Dubbed “the Indian Abe” by some observers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office late last May amid high hopes for ...

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