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Reactor Revival
Reactor Revival
Japan’s Nuclear Restart Hits Snag

Japanese citizens won a court ruling stopping two nuclear reactors from restarting. The island nation has few good energy options.

Reactor Revival
Japan Ready for a Nuclear Restart

Japanese regulators declared one of the country’s nuclear facilities ready for a restart, the first such preliminary approval since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Still, questions remain over the safety of siting nuclear power plants in the island nation.

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Deal or No Deal

The answer isn’t straightforward, and it’s likely to be decided by our next president.

Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

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