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The Japan that Shinzo Abe has left behind

Commentary / Japan Aug 29, 2020

The Japan that Shinzo Abe has left behind

Shinzo Abe’s sudden resignation (on health grounds) ends the tenure of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. The country’s most internationally recognized statesman since 1945, Abe has been, among other things, the world leader most keen on playing golf with U.S. President Donald Trump. Although he leaves ...

Xi's strong hand against Trump

Commentary / World Apr 12, 2018

Xi's strong hand against Trump

Donald Trump's recently announced trade tariffs and upcoming summit with North Korea give China an unprecedented opportunity to prove its strength before the eyes of the world.

The shape of Japan's foreign policy in the Trump era

Commentary / Japan Dec 14, 2016

The shape of Japan's foreign policy in the Trump era

It might seem promising that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama this month. But both events actually presage a potentially destabilizing time for Japan — and all of East Asia.