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November 29, 2017

Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe: Icon and Kleptocrat

Zimbabwe’s founding father, Robert Mugabe, ushered his country into independence, then established a tyrannical regime and presided over the destruction of the economy. He was ousted in a November pa…

Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe president

August 5, 2015

Asia
Rethinking Asia’s Postwar Settlement

The seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II is being marked in Northeast Asia by efforts to refresh—and revise—understandings of the brutal twentieth century war that laid the foundations o…

October 17, 2017

Kurds
Can the United States Broker Peace Between Iraq and the Kurds?

Washington should respond to sectarian conflict near Kirkuk by seeking to preserve a united Iraq while supporting Kurdish autonomy.

Reuters

December 17, 2012

Political Movements
Japan’s New Legislative Balance

In a major electoral comeback, Japan’s conservatives have won a supermajority in parliament. But the results have stirred anxieties about how they will use their power, says CFR’s Sheila Smith.

September 19, 2012

Political Movements
Japan, China, and the Tide of Nationalism

Escalating friction between Japan and China in the East China Sea is becoming more difficult to contain, fed by political opportunism in both countries, says CFR’s Sheila Smith.

May 25, 2017

World Health Organization (WHO)
A Change of Guard at the WHO

With the United States likely to pull back on global health funding, the World Health Organization, under its new director-general, will need to undertake serious structural and administrative change…

WHO Director-General-Elect Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

March 8, 2012

Energy and Climate Policy
Beyond Quake, Japan’s Political Aftershocks

One year after Japan’s triple disasters, questions persist about the ability of the world’s third-largest economy to rebound and how its struggling political system can mount serious reforms, writes …

November 15, 2010

International Organizations
Before Exiting Asia, Obama’s Subdued Summit

The Obama administration’s failure to reach a trade pact with South Korea and craft a strategic agenda for its alliance with Japan bodes ill for bolstering its influence in Asia, writes CFR’s Sheila …

August 26, 2009

Elections and Voting
Japan’s Moment of Choice

Electoral politics in Japan have been upended with the defeat of the long-governing Liberal Democratic Party. CFR’s Sheila Smith says the rise of the Democratic Party of Japan could test the U.S.-Jap…

June 9, 2009

North Korea
Coping with Pyongyang: Regional Diplomacy Still Vital

Northeast Asian regional security talks appear increasingly doomed since North Korea’s latest missile and nuclear tests. CFR’s Sheila Smith argues the talks are worth reviving.