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The Protests in Hong Kong
Has Beijing Lost Taiwan for Good?

Taipei is very closely watching Beijing’s actions in Hong Kong—and so far it doesn’t like what it sees.

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Noodling
The Emerging Overbalance of Power

When good guys have preponderant power, things tend to be all right—even with a Chinese accent.

Backing Japan No “Poisoned Chalice”

In the March 23 issue of The National Interest Amitai Etzioni castigated Japan and the United States for jointly pursuing a policy of containing China. The United States, he said, would be drinking from a “poisoned chalice ” if it supported the nationalist ambitions of Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, an LDP leader who […]

Rising Sun in the New West

For more than a century, Japan has pioneered global political trends. That it is now gravitating, truly for the first time, towards a revitalizing democratic West speaks volumes.

Size Matters

Power still depends on aligning political scope with economic reality.

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