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Honest Abe
Honest Abe
PM Abe Leads Japan on the Road to Remilitarization

Japan is rearming and rethinking its approach to regional security. Today, Prime Minister Abe declared that Japan’s military should be permitted to come to an ally’s defense.

Honest Abe
Is Abenomics Working?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has focused his national revival agenda on two main things: defense and the economy. There can be little doubt that he is moving the country away from its pacifist past, with a better organized defense leadership and a stronger military. The impact of “Abenomics,” his economic strategy, is less clear: many analysts and investors have been disappointed; others have celebrated renewed growth or suggested the reforms will make a big impact in the future. Government data released today suggest at least some of Abe’s economic reforms are having a positive effect.

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Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

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