Japan’s succession will provide the country with symbols of its past, though some will try to hijack them as markers for the future.
How are Asian countries responding to the steady erosion of U.S. power in the region? And how is China playing its hand?
While the U.S. President grandstands, the Chinese leadership changes global power dynamics – by stealing a page from American history.
For both Japan and the U.S. to benefit from a shift in trade dynamics between the two countries, weapons may be the best choice for Tokyo and Washington.
Shinzo Abe, the reelected Prime Minister, will have a hard time to make his vision of a Japan as the biggest Asian power a reality.
Worried about social media helping to create popular movements, China runs an elaborate system of censorship and manipulation.
Under Xi Jinping, will China opt for a “new totalitarianism,” the current “hard authoritarianism,” turn back to a sort of “soft authoritarianism” or move toward a “semi-democracy”?
For all of China’s active global summitry, the most complex diplomatic exercise is entirely domestic – the CCP’s Party Congress, held every five years.
We must accept that North Korea is a nuclear power and rely on nuclear deterrence while normalizing relations in the process.