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Aug 13, 2018
【#535】Changes Signaled in Xi Jinping Regime
Akio Yaita Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party top leaders started an important meeting with influential party elders including former Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao in early August at the summer resort of Beidaihe, Hebei, northeastern China. The meeting was expected to last until .... <Read more>
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Aug 09, 2018
【#534(Special)】Oppose a Japan-N. Korea Joint Probe into Abduction
Tsutomu Nishioka Even since North Korea’s abduction of Japanese citizens was taken up at the U.S.-North Korea summit in June, North Korea’s official media have continued to assert the abduction issue as having been resolved. However, the careful interpretation of such assertions shows North Korea’s real intention to negotiate .... <Read more>

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【#533】Famed U.S. Scholar Gives up on Maintaining International Order
Tadae Takubo Graham Allison, a professor at Harvard University, is known as the proponent of the “Thucydides Trap” theory likening a confrontation between hegemonistic countries to the rivalry between Sparta and Athens in ancient Greece. In his contribution to the July-August issue of Foreign Affairs magazine, titled “the

【#532(Special)】Objection to Proposal for Japan and U.S. to Join AIIB
Yasushi Tomiyama In the present world, a camp of countries that share values emphasizing freedom, democracy, human rights, market economy and rule-based international order is confronting with another camp of authoritarian countries that have no such values. Japan, the United States, Australia and India form the core of the former