Carolyn Posner
Carolyn Posner
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North Korea Rocket Launch May Have Alienated the Only Friend They Have

Recent, aggressive moves by North Korea have seen a backlash from ally China. Could rising tensions between the two be the break the U.S. needs to get the hermit country to calm down?

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Japan Election Results: Why This Election Is Actually Illegal

Japan held elections on Sunday. Here are 5 critical take-aways from what was a rushed election by American standards.
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US China Relations: These Are the Steps Obama Must Take for a Successful Asia Pivot

As Obama begins his second term, foreign policy success in Asia will require strong relations with China. China's instability with its surrounding neighbors could throw a wrench in the plans.
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How to Absentee Vote from Overseas

Amidst claims over voter fraud state side, voting from afar may be easier than ever, thanks to new legislation which allows overseas voters to access forms on the internet.
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Obama vs Romney: Why Candidates Election Rhetoric Could Undermine US China Relations

Given the American public’s hawkish attitude toward China, tough talk is an easy way for both candidates to score points. But, at what cost?
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Ahmadinejad UN Speech: Protests Against the Iranian President Are Kind of Meaningless

Once again, anti-Ahmadinejad protesters beleaguer the Iranian president, but to what end?

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Senkaku Islands Dispute: China Throws a Tantrum Over Japanese Plans to Buy Disputed Islands

Sparked by the Japanese government’s purchase of the island chain, the recent protests in China are only the latest in a long history of territorial conflicts.
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Led By Tokyo University, Japanese Universities Consider Academic Calendar Shift

Japanese universities are considering a new September start date in hopes of easing study-abroad for Japanese students and attracting international students.
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Fights for Political Legitimacy

Two Japanese cabinet members have come under fire for controversial comments, and now PM Noda must fight for their political survival in order to maintain the legitimacy of his government.
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U.S. Can't Afford to Abandon East Asian Allies

Despite the budget-cutting fever pervading Washington, it is vital that the U.S. continues to honor its security commitments to East Asian allies.
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New Japan PM Yoshihiko Noda Faces Major Policy Problems

After dropping 10 points in the polls, new Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda must enact pragmatic domestic policy quickly to win over both the Japanese public and skeptical members of his own party.

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Japan's Alliances Torn Between U.S. and China

Japan's third prime minister elected during Barack Obama's term has his work cut out as he seeks to improve relations with both China and the U.S.