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December 18, 2012

Japan
Hideki Murai (L) from Saitama 1st constituency  appears at a rally alongside Liberal Democratic Party president Shinzo Abe (R). Murai, a first-time candidate, won his district with 96,000 votes. November 30, 2012 (Mamoru Watanabe/Courtesy Hideki Murai, Facebook). Charles T. McClean: The LDP’s Freshmen

Charles T. McClean is a Research Associate for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Sunday, Japan’s citizens went to the polls and elected 294 members of the Liberal Democratic Part…

January 16, 2015

China
An employee sprays to sterilize a poultry farm in Hemen township, Jiangsu province, April 8, 2013. Picture taken April 8, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA Maxine Builder: Antibiotics in China’s Rivers - An Emerging Health Threat

On December 25, state-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported excessive amounts of antibiotics—up to four times the legal limit in the United States—in the Yangtze, Yellow, Huangpu, Liao, and Pe…

October 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Korea_Ebola_Reaction Maxine Builder: South Korea’s Response to Ebola—From Panic to Pledges

Maxine Builder is a research associate for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations. When the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began receiving international attention in August, South Ko…

August 5, 2013

Japan
Interns of the non-profit organization Dot JP celebrate the end of their two-month internships in the offices of Japanese politicians from the Kansai region September 22, 2012 (Courtesy of Dot JP's Facebook page). Charles T. McClean: Getting Out the Youth Vote in Japan

Charles T. McClean is a Research Associate for Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Japan’s future is the subject of headlines these days, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s victory in th…

December 9, 2014

Wars and Conflict
A polio vaccinator administers polio vaccine drops to a boy while a colleague takes notes nearby in Karachi, Pakistan, October 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Akhtar Soomro). Lady Health Workers in Pakistan: On the Front Line and Under Fire

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Maxine Builder, a research ass…

June 20, 2017

Europe and Eurasia
Cybersecurity and Homeland Threats from Eastern Europe: A Conversation with Michael McCaul

Chairman McCaul discusses his recent bipartisan congressional trip to France, Poland, Estonia, and Ukraine to examine cybersecurity issues, and how the United States can continue to support European …

November 17, 2015

Cybersecurity
Cyber Net Politics CFR The Galactic Empire Has Terrible Cybersecurity

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, comes out in about a month. As …

September 10, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kiir Signs Congressional Interest in South Sudan

The civil war and associated humanitarian disasters in South Sudan is reawakening Congressional interest and concern for South Sudan. A bipartisan group of seven congressmen have introduced a bill, H…

June 27, 2014

China
Abe_Obama Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 27, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Abe fires the “third arrow” of his growth strategy Abenomics…

June 20, 2014

China
South_China_Sea_oil_rig Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 20, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Charles McClean, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China sends more oil rigs to already-tense South China Sea. …