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December 18, 2012

Japan
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…

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).

October 29, 2018

United States
Foreign Policy and the 2018 Midterm Elections

As the U.S. 2018 midterm elections quickly approach, James Carville, Mary Matalin, and Amy Walter discuss the role that foreign policy will play in the Democratic and Republican congressional contest…

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January 16, 2015

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…

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

October 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

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August 5, 2013

Japan
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…

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).

December 9, 2014

Wars and Conflict
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…

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).

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
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 …

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September 10, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
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…

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June 27, 2014

China
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…

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