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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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May 01, 2014

Moscow and Beijing Likely to Become Closer

Russian President Putin will be visiting China in late May at a time when Russia increasingly finds itself isolated following ...

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March 28, 2014

President Obama’s April Trip
With a Focus on US-Japan-ROK Relations

Chris Nelson, the editor and publisher of the Washington-based Nelson Report was a featured speaker at the Tokyo Foundation Forum ...

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January 07, 2014

US Political Infighting and Enduring Gridlock in 2014

With a divided government and mid-term elections coming up, the United States is likely to continue to be plagued by ...

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