Tokyo will be increasingly squeezed between demands from its ally and those from its top export market and driver of its economy.
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Skillfully handling the wartime labor ruling could help put bilateral ties back on track.
Economic statecraft for political purposes is the new coin of the realm, and Japan needs to adapt.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics opening ceremony will help Tokyo and Seoul move the cycle of action and reaction that has impeded Japan-South Korea relations for far too long.
Vladimir Putin has done grave harm to the U.S., the legitimacy of the democratic process and U.S. decision-making.
An effective response to North Korea demands a clear understanding of the forces driving Pyongyang's behavior.
The real danger today is that the forces that propelled Trump to the U.S. presidency or that pushed Britain out of the European Union will not be sated by their recent victories.
The Brexit vote is a cautionary tale to other countries and their elites about complacency toward populist movements and the casual acceptance of the downsides of globalization as just "another cost of doing business."
Discussions in Beijing about North Korea are always frustrating. It's not so much due to the sharp divergence in U.S. and Chinese thinking about how to deal with Pyongyang; the two sides differ on many issues. No, the real problem, from our perspective, is ...
"All right China, come out with your hands up; we've got you surrounded!" When one reads about the U.S. "pivot" to Asia, it is almost always cast in terms of countering China's rise, as if it — and everything else that Washington does in Asia ...