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Japan’s Precarious Position in the Asia


January 11, 2017 · Felix K. Chang

  Over the last few years, Japan’s foreign policy gained a coherence rarely seen in decades.  No doubt pressure from Japan’s natural rivals in Asia—a rising China and a ...

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Pulling to the Extremes: Israel, the U.N. Security Council, and Amona


January 5, 2017 · Tamar Friedman

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry gave an extensive speech about the U.S. decision not to veto a U.N. Security Council Resolution 2234 condemning settlements in the West ...

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Stopover Hysteria: Understanding Tsai’s Stopover in the United States


January 4, 2017 · Thomas J. Shattuck

Photo credit: The Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio On January 7, President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan will embark on a trip to the United States—not to visit President ...

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Standing Firm, Mostly: Militarization of the South China Sea


December 21, 2016 · Felix K. Chang

  Last week, a Chinese naval vessel which had been shadowing the USNS Bowditch, a U.S. Navy oceanographic ship, scooped up one of the ship’s unmanned underwater survey drones ...

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Revival of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership


December 1, 2016 · Felix K. Chang

  The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are both free-trade agreements in Asia that have been under negotiation for a number of years.  Often ...

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