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MIDDLE EAST

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 17, 2019
Saudi Arabia drone attacks and trilateral coordination
Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility, but nobody in Tokyo believes that.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 17, 2019
U.S. president cornered by the latest Middle East crisis
The U.S. president's inconsistency on Iran and his ties to the Saudis don't bode well for how he will handle a monumental foreign policy challenge.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 26, 2019
Why the Mideast is betting on China
Chinese foreign policy in the Middle East is highly transactional, focusing on energy and economics, and avoiding sensitive geopolitical issues.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 22, 2019
On Iran, Japan faces a difficult decision
Tokyo is being pulled in several different directions when considering whether to join a U.S.-led coalition in the Strait of Hormuz.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 19, 2019
Iranian foreign minister likely to visit Japan in late August to discuss situation in strategic Strait of Hormuz
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is likely to visit Japan this month for talks on the situation in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, it was learned Sunday from diplomatic sources.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2019
57% against sending SDF to join U.S.-led maritime coalition in Mideast amid tensions with Iran: poll
A poll finds over half of voters oppose dispatching Self-Defense Forces personnel to the Middle East to join a U.S.-led coalition to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 7, 2019
Pentagon chief Mark Esper urges Japan to help protect shipping in Persian Gulf
Washington has been struggling to secure support for its efforts to counter Iranian activities in the sea lane, through which much of the world's oil passes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 22, 2019
White House adviser Jared Kushner to finalize Palestinian economic plan on Mideast tour, official says
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, an administration official said on Sunday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 17, 2019
Japan's 'trilemma' in the Strait of Hormuz
Should Japan take part in another U.S.-led 'coalition of the willing'?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2019
Japan's defense chief has 'no plan' to dispatch SDF troops to the Middle East
The U.S. plan for a military coalition follows attacks on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz last month.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / INSIDER REPORT
Jul 16, 2019
Is there a future for nuclear power in Japan?
This is the third in a series of reports on Japan's energy policy.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 12, 2019
Japan's place in coalition-building against Iran
Japan's participation in any coalition in the Persian Gulf region is far from a foregone conclusion
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 11, 2019
Japan to consider options if U.S. seeks cooperation on Middle East threats
Under the bounds of the pacifist Constitution, Japan will likely have only limited options at its disposal, such as providing logistical support.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 7, 2019
U.S. progressives don't know how to end the 'forever war'
Bringing the troops home is a laudable goal — if you have a plan to do it in a way that doesn't harm national security.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 30, 2019
Abe, Saudi Arabian crown prince exchange views on Middle East tensions
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman exchanged views Sunday on the situation in the Middle East amid heightened tensions surrounding Iran.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 27, 2019
Palestinians reject economic solutions from 'punitive' U.S.
Palestinian leaders accused the Trump administration of punishing them with one hand and offering to reward them with the other, as protesters turned out in the West Bank and Gaza on Wednesday to demonstrate against a U.S. economic peace plan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 18, 2019
Success or failure for Abe in Tehran?
There are still miles to go in Abe's endeavor, and no one should be judging the Japanese government this early in the process.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 18, 2019
U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East, sources say
The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jun 17, 2019
Is U.S. attention on the Mideast yet again?
Tokyo should strive to not let U.S. policymakers' strategic attention be diverted from East Asia to the Middle East yet again.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 17, 2019
How the U.S. can keep the Strait of Hormuz open
Only a global alliance will deter Iran from attacks at sea.

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