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May 11, 2017

Japan
China protester A Chinese View: The Risks of Changing Japan’s Peace Constitution

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. Gui Yongtao is asso…

February 22, 2017

Cuba
The Man Who Will Not Be A Tourist in Cuba

Touring Cuba is all the rage these days, with new scheduled flights, cruise ships, and largely phony "educational" visits. But one man who will not be visiting Cuba is the Secretary-General of the…

November 23, 2014

Israel
Closing Rafah: A Tale of Two Narratives

Think about this: Israel closes the major crossing point into Gaza. Thousands of Gazans are stranded in other countries and cannot get home.  In Gaza a thousand more people, in need of medical treatm…

September 14, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Play A Conversation With Senator Jeff Flake A Conversation With Senator Jeff Flake

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake discusses the future of bipartisanship in Congress and the steps needed to advance the foreign policy agenda of the United States.

August 15, 2016

Japan
RTX1PYI3-(SEALDS)_resized Karin Koretsune: A Constitution Like Air

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution.  Karin Koretsune…

June 9, 2016

Defense and Security
RTR3U05T Responding to Coast Guard Expansion in the South China Sea

Aaron Picozzi is the research associate for the military fellows and Lincoln Davidson (@dvdsndvdsn) is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. South China Sea clai…

April 12, 2016

Myanmar
aung-san-suu-kyi-htin-kyaw Troubling Early Signs in Myanmar’s New Government

The expectations for Myanmar’s new, National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government are almost impossibly high. After five decades under military or quasi-military rule, many Myanmar citizens expe…

March 28, 2016

China
Scarborough Shoal South China Sea China Philippines Prevent the Destruction of Scarborough Shoal

Captain Sean R. Liedman currently serves as the U.S. Navy Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Previously, he was the commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven operating the P-8A and…

March 18, 2016

China
Bangladesh-bank-theft Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of March 18, 2016

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ariella Rotenberg, Gabriel Walker, and Pei-Yu Wei look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Bangladeshi bank chief resigns after $101 million cybe…

September 30, 2015

United States
Vietnam China SCC Guest Post: Setting the Boundaries in the South China Sea

Bogdan Belei is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Tensions between China and Vietnam over the South China Sea are rising and a miscalculation or misc…