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July 30, 2013

Japan
Aldrich, Platte, and Sklarew: What’s Ahead for Abe’s Energy Agenda?

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) won a major victory in the Upper House election on July 21, and gained control of both houses of the Diet together with its coalition partner New Komeito. Th…

Workers check solar panels at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo July 6, 2011.

March 7, 2008

China
China’s Slow Road to Democracy

China is dealing with growing signs of social unrest and a budding civil society, but the central government’s power grip leaves little room for democracy.

July 12, 2013

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 12, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Cybersecurity the main focus of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, …

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L) delivers remarks with China's Vice Premier Wang Yang at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Treasury Department in Washington on July 10, 2013.

December 23, 2008

Iraq
U.S. Security Agreements and Iraq

Iraqi lawmakers approved new ground rules for the U.S. troop presence, including a U.S. withdrawal by 2011. But questions about the accords’ legal longevity remain.

May 16, 2014

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Space Fence, Counter-UAV Technologies, and Nigeria

Eric Schmitt and Brian Knowlton, “U.S. Officials Question Ability of Nigeria to Rescue Hostages,” New York Times, May 15, 2014. Even as terrorist groups throughout the world have engaged in more kid…

WSJ Semitism

September 1, 2009

Sub-Saharan Africa
The African Union

The African Union succeeded the old Organization for African Unity (OAU) in 2002. Since then, the new institution has struggled to reform governing bodies inherited from the OAU while shouldering cha…

August 1, 2014

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: Top Ten World War I Films

World War I has provided source material for gripping novels and powerful poetry. It also has provided source material for some great movies. Here are my ten favorites in alphabetical order. A Far…

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November 25, 2014

United States
Why Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigned

Gopal Ratnam, “Picking Up the Pieces at the Pentagon,” ForeignPolicy.com, November 25, 2014. Although the White House portrayed Hagel’s departure as a usual cabinet change post a midterm election th…

Hagel Resignation

December 19, 2014

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Civilian Casualties in Iraq, High-Value Targets, and Treaties

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Lt. Gen. Terry in the Pentagon Briefing Room, U.S. Department of Defense, December 18, 2014. Q: I was hoping you could clarify how airstrikes are being conduc…

Terry Briefing Dec 2014 edited

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The G20’s Twenty Agendas

The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.