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September 24, 2007

Smith: Fukuda, A Moderate Japanese Prime Minister

Sheila A. Smith, a CFR adjunct senior fellow who lives in Tokyo, says Yasuo Fukuda, the new Japanese prime minister, is likely to be a moderate force in Japanese politics.

July 30, 2007

Elections and Voting
Smith: Abe under ‘Intense Pressure’ to Resign

Smith, a Japan political expert living in Tokyo, says even though Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not have to resign, there is “intense pressure” on him to do so from within his own party.

March 23, 2011

Un-Unified Oppositions in Bahrain and Yemen

Opposition movements in Bahrain and Yemen are hobbled by societal and sectarian divisions that were finessed in Tunisia and Egypt, says Middle East expert Kristin Smith Diwan.

July 25, 2007

Elections and Voting
Smith: Japan’s PM’s Popularity Plummeting Ahead of Elections

Sheila A. Smith, a leading expert on Japanese politics, says the mood in Japan just ahead of parliamentary elections is “disgruntlement” with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

December 17, 2014

Abe’s Stronger Mandate

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a fresh electoral mandate to implement structural reforms but many of his intended changes will require the transformation of Japanese society, says CFR’s Sheila Smith…

September 13, 2012

Little U.S. Can Do on Takeshima if not Invited: Takeshima, Senkakus

Sheila Smith argues that while recent tensions between Japan and South Korea over territorial issues are deeply worrisome for the U.S. government and for regional stability, the reality is that a str…

January 29, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Security in Northeast Asia

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila Smith says the Six Party Talks have built cooperation among Northeast Asian countries, which need to work together, particulary on North Korea, but also on growing tension be…

May 25, 2009

North Korea
A Nuclear Test for the Obama Administration

CFR’s Northeast Asia expert Sheila A. Smith says it is imperative for the United States to make it clear that it will not accept a nuclear North Korea. The UN’s nonproliferation regime is also facing…

April 29, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Countering the Taliban’s Message in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The U.S. Central Command’s communication director says countering militant messages in Afghanistan and Pakistan will require being "first with the truth" and empowering indigenous voices.

April 6, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
After Latest Brinksmanship, Engaging North Korea

CFR’s Sheila Smith says Pyongyang’s latest attempt at a rocket launch shows the regime is clearly bent on acquiring a nuclear delivery capability. She says Washington must reassure North Korea that d…