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Abe Shinzō

Abe Shinzō

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Abe Shinzō was Prime Minister of Japan from 2006-07 and 2012-20.

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  1. Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Sep 26, 2022 Abe Shinzō set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

  2. US Strategic Ambiguity Over Taiwan Must End
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    US Strategic Ambiguity Over Taiwan Must End

    Apr 12, 2022 Abe Shinzō thinks America's policy toward China and the island has become a source of instability, not deterrence.

  3. The G20 in Osaka
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    The G20 in Osaka

    Jun 21, 2019 Abe Shinzō explains Japan's goals in pursuing a four-point agenda at the group's upcoming summit.

  4. Japan From War to Peace
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    Japan From War to Peace

    Aug 14, 2015 Abe Shinzō commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with atonement and resolve.

  5. Toward an Alliance of Hope
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    Toward an Alliance of Hope

    May 1, 2015 Abe Shinzō sets out Japan’s agenda for domestic reform and peace and prosperity in Asia.

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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.

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