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March 30, 2011

South Korea
U.S.-South Korean Nuclear Relationship: After Fukushima

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 12, 2010. (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters) I was a last-minute substit…

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington April 12, 2010.

January 15, 2019

China
U.S.-China Trade Issues Loom Large for Oil

Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), is worried about the U.S.-China trade war. Even though oil prices seem to be stabilizing, Barkindo to…

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo addresses a news conference.

September 5, 2018

Asia
An Asia Super Grid Would Be a Boon for Clean Energy—If It Gets Built

This guest post is authored by Charles Zhang, a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an intern with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Council on For…

Asia grid at night

September 4, 2018

Nuclear Energy
America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival

Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.

Nuclear towers

October 2, 2017

Japan
Japan’s Choice: Abe vs. Koike

For the second time since returning to the prime minister’s office in 2012, Shinzo Abe has called for a snap election. His calculus seems to revolve around timing. A drop in Abe’s approval ratings th…

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike

June 16, 2017

Climate Change
The United States Left the Paris Agreement. Good.

President Trump has announced the United States will leave the Paris climate agreement. It just might save the deal. 

President Trump announces U.S. exit from Paris Agreement

October 7, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of October 7, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, David O’Connor, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Thailand detains Hong Kong democracy activist. Thai authorities det…

joshua-wong-thai-expulsion

September 16, 2016

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of September 16, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Delhi battles major chikungunya outbreak. Over 1,000 people have fallen…

delhi-mosquito-net

August 12, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of August 12, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Theresa Lou, and Gabriella Meltzer look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. New Thai constitution passed in referendum. In their first opp…

Thai Referendum

August 11, 2016

Japan
The Wishes of the Heisei Emperor

On Monday, in a ten-minute video, Japan’s emperor spoke directly to his people, asking them to allow him to give up the throne prior to his death. In the closed world of Japan’s imperial family, wher…

resized-emperor