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April 28, 2011

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Family Planning and U.S. Foreign Policy

The United States should see family planning as a foreign policy priority that leads to healthier and more prosperous societies, and should increase funding, resources and support for those countries…

November 25, 2008

Japan
Japan’s New Economic Challenge

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith says Japan is well positioned to offer leadership on coping with the global financial crisis. But a domestic political stalemate, she says, threatens its ability to …

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.

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…

September 22, 2010

China
Upping the Ante in China-Japan Clash

The escalating dispute between Beijing and Tokyo about Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain is a challenge for Washington and raises concerns about Chinese maritime activities in the A…

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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…