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International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 11 – 17 February 2018

Pyeongchang Olympics represent opportunity for dialogue. Sweden Central Bank looks at interest rates. Market gyrations likely to continue. All in The Week Ahead. 

Asia Pacific Security

Gains from inter-Korean Olympic diplomacy at risk without U.S. engagement

To extend the temporary Olympics thaw into a long-term opportunity, the U.S. and South Korea have to work together. However, it seems likely that Seoul and Washington will remain divided on the path ahead.

International Politics Technology and infrastructure The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 7-13 January 2018

North and South Korea prepare for Olympic talks. Iran protests raise more questions. Consumer Electronic Show lights up Vegas. U.S. budget showdown looms. All in The Week Ahead. 

Asia Pacific Security

Will the North Korea crisis hit boiling point in 2018?

Will 2018 bring us closer to peace on the North Korea issue, or will we teeter more precariously on the nuclear precipice?

Asia Pacific North America

Will the US-Japan alliance endure under a Trump presidency?

Like a second-string quarterback thrown into a tie game in the fourth quarter, Japan is shouldering a heavier burden in Asia-Pacific, though not by design.

Asia Pacific Security

‘Tis the season to be realistic: 5 things to know about North Korean tensions

North Korea’s latest missile test puts the US mainland firmly in Kim’s sights. Here are five key points to understand the current crisis.

Asia Pacific Security

Trump’s Asia tour: don’t expect any breakthroughs on North Korea

Dominating the agenda of Trump’s Asia tour is the looming threat from North Korea. Yet his bellicose posture is likely to be an impediment to diplomacy.

Asia Pacific Politics

Japan elections: what an Abe victory would mean for security

Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test and missile launches over Japan prompted snap general elections, in which the LDP pledges to change the Constitution.

Asia Pacific Security

Why a nuclear Japan would not solve the North Korea threat

Amid escalating rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington, some believe a North Korea-US war is a ‘real possibility’. It has been suggested that Japan should support the US and stabilize the

North America Politics

Trump’s “America First” policy: provoking adversaries and alarming allies

When U.S. president Donald Trump addressed the General Assembly in late September, he promised “to defend America’s interests above all else.”