July 25, 2007Elections and Voting
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.
September 13, 2012Japan
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…
April 29, 2009Terrorism and Counterterrorism
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, 2009Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
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…