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  • Can Abe walk his ‘proactive peace’ talk?

    By Yuki Tatsumi: 

    When Shinzo Abe returned to office as the prime minister of Japan in December 2012, he spoke of his determination to keep Japan internationally engaged. In a speech he delivered during his trip to Washington in

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  • Arming Syrian rebels: Deja vu all over again

    By Rachel Stohl and Geneive Abdo: 

    This week the Obama administration launched the bombing phase of the U.S. strategy with the goal of destroying the Islamic State. While results of the initial phase are still becoming clarified,

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  • Arms Trade Treaty Reaches Major Milestone

    By Rachel Stohl:

    The first global and legally binding treaty to regulate the cross-border trade in conventional weapons reached a major milestone today as 8 governments ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), activating the

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