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Sino-Japanese Relations
Sino-Japanese Relations
Japan Lashes Out at China

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to see whether he will push for remilitarization.

Sino-Japanese Relations
Will Japan and China Really Ease Tensions?

The foreign ministers of China and Japan held a four-hour meeting on Saturday. They’ll need more time than that.

Sino-Japanese Relations
Asia’s Big Two Meet Up

The leaders of China and Japan met formally at the APEC conference, and took valuable steps towards a more amicable relationship. That’s good news for the U.S., too.

Sino-Japanese Relations
Xi to Stand Abe Up at APEC?

A Chinese state-run paper pours cold water on the prospects of a historic Xi-Abe summit at the APEC conference.

Sino-Japanese Relations
Did Abe Pay a High Price for Xi Meeting?

Japan’s acknowledgment of China’s position on the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island isn’t the major surrender it might seem. In fact, Abe is playing his hand well, and China doesn’t have all the advantages.

Sino-Japanese Relations
Abe Woos Xi

The Chinese Ambassador to Japan said that Shinzo Abe’s efforts to woo Xi Jinping into meeting with him and to foster warmer Sino-Japanese relations are paying off.

Sino-Japanese Relations
Japan and China Open Dialogue on Maritime Tensions

For the first time in two years, high-level delegations from Japan and China met to discuss tensions in the East China Sea. If that is anything to go by, it’s a huge confirmation for Shinzo Abe’s strategy, and a sign that the two Asian great powers will not end up going to war.

Sino-Japanese Relations
Chinese See War With Japan as Inevitable

Relations between the two countries are at an all-time low, with a majority of poll respondents from each nation thinking poorly of the other, and more than half Chinese respondents expecting war.

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Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

Violence in Myanmar

Many of Myanmar’s long-suffering Rohingyas are now turning to internationally funded Islamist insurgents to resist the government.

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