With relations normalizing between China and Japan, it is critical to focus on the two cou...
Chairman of Academic Committee and Director of Foreign Policy Center, CFISS
Reuters Jul 17
The United States looks set to break a promise not to hold military exercises with South Korea, putting talks aimed at getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons at risk, the North Korean Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Bloomberg Jul 15
Gross domestic product growth weakened to lowest since 1990s. Factory output, retail sales beat expectations in June.
Wall Street Journal Jul 11
Licenses would allow U.S. suppliers to resume sales to blacklisted Chinese firm.
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The US is stepping up its efforts to involve itself in the South China Sea by dispatching Coast Guard vessels and selling surveillance drones and other arms to Southeast Asian nations — involvement that only serves to destabilize...
Maritime legal controversies in the South China Sea are not as bad as they are often characterized. However, divides are exacerbated by American unwillingness to accept international standards such as the UN Law of the Sea — and ...
Writer and Foreign Policy Analyst in New York
Associate Professor, National Niigata University in Japan
Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Director, Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
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