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DIPLOMACY

Abe Power and the US-China Cold War

On November 20, Shinzo Abe became Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, surpassing a predecessor who had ruled over 100 years ago. Until Abe, who took office…
DIPLOMACY

History Hurts: Japan and Korea Should Dial their Dispute Down

The ongoing dispute between Japan and Korea has caused uncertainties beyond trade. Seoul unilaterally abandoned the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) – its…
DIPLOMACY

In Trade War, Japan and Korea Need Anger Management

Ever since people inhabited the the Korean peninsula and the Japanese islands three millennia ago, Koreans and the people of Japan have had relations. The…
SECURITY

Denuclearizing North Korea: What Must Happen Next

The late Anglo-American essayist and poet T. S. Eliot once said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will…
FINANCE

Establishing an Asia-Pacific Cryptocurrency Hub

The initial coin offering (ICO) has become a viable if controversial means of raising capital and growing a user base for start-ups around the world.…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Progress on a Nuclear-Free North Korea Stalled, Not Halted

U.S. President Donald Trump’s much-anticipated summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February ended early...
INCLUSIVENESS

Reckoning with Graying Asia

The past few years have seen workers in Asia becoming increasingly restive and concerned over pensions. Demands for reform have erupted into street protests in…
DEMOCRACY

When Public and Private Merge: South Korea and the Chaebol

South Korea was recently shaken by a series of corruption scandals that led to the impeachment and imprisonment of former President Park Geun-hye. Several chaebol,…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Overlapping Regionalism in the Asian Order

Across policy and academic circles, experts have been debating the future of the liberal international order and implications for regional governance. In the United States…
ENVIRONMENT

Depopulation Dividend for a Shrinking Japan

Japan is experiencing dramatic demographic change due to rapid aging and, since 2008, depopulation. Conventionally, these are considered to be economic “problems” to be “solved,”…
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