Guest Contributor: Kayla Foster Japan has the only constitution in the world that denounces the use of or threat of force in all cases but self-defense in its own territory. The provision that outlines this, Article 9, has caused controversy ...

Kenneth Lee The Trans-Pacific Partnership, representing 40% of global GDP, is the largest trade deal in history, short of the General Agreement of Trade and Tariffs. It is a victory for more openness and trade liberalization, which economics shows increase ...

On May 19, 2015, Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang announced a series of investment and trade deals with Brazil amounting to 50 billion dollars. These deals range from the financing of a Brazilian state-owned oil firm to investments in transportation infrastructure, ...

This piece is the second installation of a two-part series on the Chinese One Belt, One Road strategy. To read the first installation, click here. Since Chinese President Xi Jinping first unveiled it in 2013, One Belt, One Road (OBOR) ...

This piece is the first installation of a two-part series on the Chinese One Belt, One Road strategy. To read the second installation, click here. When I arrived in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, a landlocked, mountainous country in Central Asia and the smallest and ...

Recently, the Huffington Post released a widely popular three minute compilation video of Donald Trump repeating the word China with varying degrees of contempt. As apparent in the video, candidate Trump has made attacking China a major plank in his ...

Andre Gray The Japanese restrictions on collective defense and power projection outlined in the famed Article 9 have produced in Japan’s culture a deep pacifist sentiment, which plays an essential part in the country’s postwar identity. The new legislation will ...

For all the excitement about Euromaidan and the Ukraine crisis over the last 18 months, it seems that many have forgotten why Vladimir Putin so desperately wanted to keep Kyiv in Russia’s orbit in the first place. Starting as early ...

“If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.” This Japanese proverb asserts that risk is necessary in order to realize significant achievement. In the past few years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shown that ...

In January 2014, North Korea announced that the annual Pyongyang Marathon would be open to amateur foreign runners. (In previous years, the event was only open to elite foreign runners.) Pyongyang seemed to be finally opening up to the rest ...