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Japanese Activism
Japanese Activism
Japan Backs Manila

Building better relations with the Philippines is a priority for Japanese foreign policy.

Japanese Activism
Japan-U.S. Defense Alliance Goes Global

Japan’s proposed new guidelines for its military alliance with the U.S. contain one very big difference from the old rules: They allow Japan to exert military force in global conflicts, not just regional ones. This is part of Japan’s efforts to further strengthen its alliance with the U.S.—an alliance that is key to counterbalancing China.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

The Trump Administration is likely to comply.

demographic transformation

The millennial urban boom may be coming to a close. This could have major consequences for America’s politics and geography.

A Heavy Lift

No, probably not. But President Trump may have trouble lifting them in the first place.

Delivering on Promises

TPP, NAFTA, and a special deal with the UK: Trump’s first week will be a busy one.

WRM in the WSJ

Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

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