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Business opportunities in Latin America for Jap...

By Javier A. Mazon
-    Mar 26, 2018

Thanks to Texas' proximity to the emerging markets of Central and South America, several major Japanese companies with significant investments in Latin America have set up operations in the state. ...

China’s Big Bet on Soft Power

By Eleanor Albert
- via Foreign Affairs    May 11, 2017

An African student practices Shaolin martial arts in Dengfeng, Henan Province. (Reuters)

China is believed to spend billions of dollars to boost its international image, but it has yet to see a marked return on its investment in soft power.

Texas-Japan Summit: Innovating regional relationships

By Irene Hirano Inouye, President of the U.S.-Japan Council
-    Apr 10, 2018

For its second regional summit, the U.S.-Japan Council selected Texas for its venue because the state has remained a leading destination for foreign direct investment from Japan and possesses valua...

Race, Gender, Region: Understanding the Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy

By Thomas J. Bollyky
- via Foreign Affairs    Dec 16, 2017

Last week, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, released its 2015 mortality statistics, which showed U.S. life expectancy fe...

Trump's Bluff on North Korea Will Not Work

By Philip H. Gordon
- via Foreign Affairs    May 16, 2017

Writing in the Nikkei Asian Review, Philip Gordon argues that Trump’s approach to North Korea is unlikely to work—and could come back to haunt him.

Media Call: President Trump's Middle East Agenda

via Foreign Affairs    May 15, 2017

After meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House next week, President Donald J. Trump will embark on his first international trip on May 19, with stops in Saudi Arabia a...

Trump Should Be Wary of Putin’s Syria Plan

By Stephen Sestanovich
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

The deal Russia is offering would empower America’s adversaries far more than America’s friends, writes Stephen Sestanovich. 

Renegotiating NAFTA

By James M. Lindsay
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

Andres Rozental and Rohinton Medhora join CFR's James M. Lindsay in examining the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

The United States Is Losing Asia to China

By Ely Ratner,Samir Kumar
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

With Washington in disarray, the Belt and Road Forum kicking off this weekend in Beijing should be a blaring wake up call that U.S. leadership in Asia is in peril.

From Tragedy to Prevention: Lessons Learned From Terrorist Attacks

via Foreign Affairs    May 11, 2017

Experts discuss recent terrorist attacks that have unsettled cities in Europe, and lessons to be learned to prevent future attacks around the world.

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