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Max Bergmann and Benjamin Haddad write about how Europe should approach defense.
Japan’s election showed that political conditions are ripe for a long tenure for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, but policy challenges loom.
Tobias Harris and Levi McLaughlin analyze Japan’s Komeito Party, the small pacifist party and junior member of Japan’s ruling coalition, which will play a critical role in the country’s China and defense policies.
Given political considerations in the United States and South Korea, a diplomatic approach with North Korea is likely unsustainable in the long term.
Remittances from immigrants, including TPS holders, are an organic and powerful resource that provide people living in the Central American region direct access to basic needs and even economic stability.
Lawrence J. Korb and Kaveh Toofan write about President Biden's first defense budget.
Abigail Bard explains how Japan and South Korea can use the current moment to set a new, positive direction for bilateral relations.
Author Tobias Harris provides insight into the upcoming Japanese general election on October 31, 2021.
The United States must focus on developing a positive vision for the future of its role in Africa rather than relying solely on criticizing China’s engagement on the continent.
Tobias Harris profiles Fumio Kishida, Japan’s new prime minister.
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