Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yuriko Koike

Yuriko Koike, Japan's former defense minister and national security adviser, was Chairwoman of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's General Council and currently is a member of the National Diet.

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Economics 7

The New Neutrality

Countries join alliances, or entities such as the European Union, because these groups make the benefits and obligations of membership as unambiguous as anything in international relations can be.… read more

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World Affairs 0

How to End an Insurgency

Despite the multiple political transformations that the Philippines has undergone in the last half-century, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has remained dogged in its pursuit of independence for… read more

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World Affairs 12

The Road to Slovyansk

The Ukraine crisis has demonstrated that one person alone can endanger world peace. And, given the weakness of the US response so far, that one person might not be only Russian President Vladimir… read more

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World Affairs 12

Japan’s Russian Dilemma

For Japanese leaders and citizens, President Vladimir Putin’s brutal annexation of Crimea was an unsurprising return to the normal paradigm of Russian history. Indeed, most Japanese regard the move… read more

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World Affairs 4

Equality or Estrangement

For a half-century, the US, which wrote Japan’s postwar “peace” constitution, has pressed Japan to play a greater role in maintaining Asian and global stability. But now that Japan finally has a… read more

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Who Lost Thailand?

Southeast Asia’s most developed and sophisticated economy is teetering on the edge of the political abyss, yet most of the rest of Asia appears to be averting its eyes from the country’s ongoing and… read more

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World Affairs 2

The Pyongyang Purge

Jang Song-thaek had been seen as a kind of regent to Kim Jong-un, the young successor to the Kim family dynasty, and was thought to be number two in the regime. But he owed his position – and,… read more

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World Affairs 1

Sweet Caroline in Tokyo

Fifty years have passed since the assassination of US President John .F. Kennedy, with official ceremonies held in Washington, DC, and Dallas to commemorate the anniversary. But JFK’s eldest… read more

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