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Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan leader Yukio Edano speaks at a campaign rally in Tokyo, Japan on October 19. Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japan's Election Sunday

Japanese will once more go to the polls this Sunday to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a thumbs up or a thumbs down on his performance as prime minister. This snap election for the lower house of Japan’s Diet is the second since Abe returned to lead his country in 2012. Read More

October 18, 2017

India
Tillerson on India: Partners in a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific"

This morning Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson delivered a speech on India to frame his visit to the country next week. Tillerson has offered formal speeches infrequently, and has been less visible on the South Asian region than his predecessors.

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October 17, 2017

China
After the Party Congress, Will Xi Jinping Finally Get Tough on North Korea?

The importance of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th party congress to the future of Xi Jinping’s leadership and the direction of China has paralyzed policy debates on many issues, including North Korea. The paralysis has persisted despite the Donald Trump administration’s efforts to wheedle greater Chinese cooperation to rein in North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs before they can strike the U.S. mainland.

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October 17, 2017

China
Podcast: Will China Achieve Its Asian Dream?

Most have heard of Xi Jinping’s Chinese Dream, but what is the Asian dream? In China's Asian Dream: Empire Building Along the New Silk Road, the editor of China Economic Quarterly Tom Miller suggests that it is nothing short of regional dominance.

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