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Friday Five: February 1, 2013

North Korea announced that following its successful satellite rocket launch in December 2012, it plans to conduct a nuclear test in the near future. CSIS’s Korea Chair Victor Cha has written about this at length, anticipating a provocation in the…

2013 Asia-Pacific Forecast: Japan

Japan's political continuity and diplomacy in 2013 may hinge on economic choices made in Tokyo. Source: SprengBen's flickr photostream, used under a creative commons license.

By Nicholas Szechenyi Editor’s Note: The CSIS Asia Team is writing a series of analyses that forecasts key issues and challenges in the Asia-Pacific. Here Nick Szechenyi concisely assesses prospects for Japan’s political stability, economic strategy and foreign policy in…

Shinzo Abe and Delhi-Tokyo Ties

By Harsh V. Pant With the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) winning a landslide in Japanese parliamentary elections and Shinzo Abe assuming the office of prime minister in Japan, India-Japan relations have entered a new phase. For Japan, embroiled in its…

The Leaderboard: Shinzo Abe

Who is he? Mr. Shinzo Abe is the President of Japan’s main opposition party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Abe recently regained the position of LDP president by winning a party leadership contest on September 26, 2012. Abe was previously…