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Jun 19, 2018
【#520(Special)】Precarious U.S.-North Korea Political Show
Hiroshi Yuasa Surely, June 12 when a U.S.-North Korea summit took place has become a historic day. This is because the two countries’ theatrical political leaders broadly reached an agreement toward a “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” When pointed out at a press conference after the summit that their .... <Read more>
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Jun 13, 2018
【#519】Remember Significance of G7 Summit
Yujiro Oiwa German Chancellor Angela Merkel described U.S. President Donald Trump’s talks with six other leaders at a Group of Seven summit in Italy’s Taormina last year as not very unsatisfactory but very difficult. At this year’s G7 summit in Charlevoix of Canada, Trump’s confrontation with the other six leaders grew clearer .... <Read more>

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【#518(Special)】Belt and Road Initiative Starts Backspin
Hiroshi Yuasa China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a modern silk road economic zone ambition, has started a backspin at last. In Malaysia that had attempted to join the BRI, a new administration led by Mahathir Mohamad has cancelled a Malay Peninsula high-speed rail project. Corruptions, religious disputes and economic

【#517】China Creating Its Own International Standards
Fumio Ota Shangri-La Dialogue 2018, an Asian security summit attended by defense ministers and senior military officers, took place in Singapore last weekend. Until two years ago, China had sent a general or an admiral at the level of deputy chief of the general staff as its delegate to the annual meeting but has lowered the rank of