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What if U.S. forces return to Taiwan?

Commentary / World Sep 29, 2020

What if U.S. forces return to Taiwan?

An ugly but strategically important debate recently erupted between China and the United States over Taiwan. The truth is, it is really of no concern as long as the debate is placed in the category of a war of abusive language between hawkish dragon slayers ...

Is the world ready for a Trump re-election?

Commentary / Japan Sep 22, 2020

Is the world ready for a Trump re-election?

“Their eyes fixed on the ballots to be counted starting Nov. 3,” wrote Sylvie Kauffmann of Le Monde for The New York Times, “Western European leaders are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst.” Alas, here in Tokyo, there are quite similar ...

Japan's foreign policy: What's next after Shinzo Abe's exit?

Commentary / Japan Sep 8, 2020

Japan's foreign policy: What's next after Shinzo Abe's exit?

Everybody seemed to know the result even before the game began. Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party formally began its extraordinary presidential election on Tuesday to choose a successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. According to projections by the Japanese media, incumbent Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga ...