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December 22, 2016

The Significance of Abe’s Pearl Harbor Visit

The visit to Pearl Harbor by Prime Minister Abe is a powerful reaffirmation of the importance of the Japan-US security ...

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August 16, 2016

Obama’s Nuclear Legacy

President Obama is looking for ways to leave a lasting foreign policy legacy and substantiate his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ...

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September 24, 2015

The Politics behind Russia’s Support for Syria

Russia’s heightened military support to Syria has raised questions about Moscow’s intentions and whether it will help or thwart efforts ...

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March 23, 2015

The White House’s AIIB Fiasco

The Obama administration’s poor handling of the China-led investment bank has produced a needless public defeat for the United States. ...

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January 26, 2015

A New Direction for America’s Cuba Policy

US-Cuba ties took a major step forward with the announcement that the two countries would normalize relations. While the move ...

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November 07, 2014

America’s Midterm Elections: What Next?

The Republican victory in the November 4 midterm elections will have major implications for the strategies adopted in the 2016 ...

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September 24, 2014

An End to American Isolationism?

While President Obama’s September 10 speech outlining a strategy to combat ISIL has been viewed as a return to intervention, ...

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July 10, 2014

National Pride as a Campaign Issue

Survey results show that there has been a decline in the share of Americans who believe their country “stands above” ...

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June 04, 2014

A New Obama Doctrine at West Point?

While US President Obama’s May 28 commencement address at West Point was billed as a major policy statement, Paul Saunders ...

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May 26, 2014

Closer US-China Ties Test Abe’s “Smart Diplomacy”

US criticism of Abe’s December visit to Yasukuni Shrine elicited a chorus of objections from Japanese politicians, most insisting that ...

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