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August 3, 2017

Japan
Japan's new Internal Affairs Minister Seiko Noda and new Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Ken Saito leave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence on August 3, 2017. Abe Cabinet #3: An LDP Team Effort

For the third time since he returned to power in 2012, Shinzo Abe has reshuffled his cabinet. This time, however, far more depends on his personnel choices. Support for Abe in media polls dropped pre…

February 13, 2017

Japan
Abe-Trump-Asia-Unbound "Behind Japan, 100%"

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could not have wished for a better outcome from his summit meeting with President Donald Trump. To be sure, there were some awkward moments—like the Lost in Translation-like…

February 28, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari_Illness President Muhammadu Buhari’s Health

The Nigerian media continues to be transfixed by the question of President Buhari’s health, with rumor and innuendo flying, including the “fake news” of his death. Buhari went to London on January 19…

July 7, 2016

Monetary Policy
What If Japan Becomes Treasury’s First Currency ‘Manipulator’ in 22 Years? What If Japan Becomes Treasury’s First Currency ‘Manipulator’ in 22 Years?

In May, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso and colleagues warned of their willingness to intervene in currency markets to counteract upward pressure on the yen.  And in the wake of Britain’s histo…

October 28, 2016

Americas
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer's CEO Frederico Curado (R) salutes workers next to an new Embraer E190-E2 during its unveil in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, February 25, 2016. Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA is in early talks with Iran, with a focus on commercial aviation, following the end of international sanctions, Chief Executive Curado told journalists on Thursday (Reuters/Nacho Doce). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Embraer Corruption Case, UK Anti-Slavery Law Neglected, Rule of Law Index

Brazil’s Plane Maker Fined in Bribery Case Spanning Five Continents Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer will pay $205 million to U.S. authorities, including $20 million for Brazil, for bribing o…

November 18, 2016

Japan
fotoflexer_photo_3 Abe’s Trump Test

Like many around the globe, Japanese are stunned by the election outcome and worried about what this means for the United States’ role in the world. Of particular concern, of course, are the comments…

November 20, 2017

Climate Change
Play Reforestation The Foreign Policy of Cities and States: Municipalities Take the Lead on Climate

Following the U.S. federal government’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, individual cities and states are actively seeking to shape their own climate policies. 

May 1, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Play RTX2BXAB_EC.jpg The Future of News and the Information Revolution

Experts examine how the media industry is adapting to the changing information landscape, from traditional news sources to social and digital platforms, and the effects of these changes on how the pu…

February 1, 2017

Iraq
Play RTSXGYP_EC.jpg Iraq Reconsidered: Ten Years After the Surge

Experts discuss the successes and failures of the 2007 U.S. military surge in Iraq, its implications for U.S. strategy in the region over the past ten years, and lessons moving forward.