Trump's 'America first' diplomacy will likely intensify the Japan-China rivalry.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Japan, South Korea and China this month showcased his foreign policy driven primarily by the pursuit of America's interests first.
Japanese will vote in the Oct. 22 general election amid uncertainty and confusion resulting from the recent realignment of the political landscape.
Aung San Suu Kyi is trying to maintain national unity, which is indispensable if Myanmar is to address the daunting tasks facing the young and fragile democracy.
Despite the heightened tentions on the Korean Peninsula, the window for a political solution through dialogue has not been closed entirely.
Pyongyang's successful test of an ICBM could be a game changer for U.S. President Donald Trump in dealing with North Korea.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has vowed to make the capital a smoke-free metropolis in time for hte 2020 Games if her party and its allies secure a majority in the July 2 election.
The coordinated efforts by the U.S. and China offers the best bet to secure peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and allow the two Koreas to coexist.
The U.N. is strugging to reaffirm its raison d'etre as the vanguard of international peace and security.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres should play an active role in convincing Pyongyang to take the path of peace.