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Rachel Stohl quoted in LA Times on Obama's latest push for transparency

President Obama is making a push for transparency in his last days in office before handing off the vast counter-terrorism apparatus he has built to President-elect Donald Trump, starting with a major address Tuesday defending his record on national security. -snip-

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Ellen Laipson op-ed in World Politics Review on Trump and diplomacy

The buzz in foreign policy circles this week has been over President-elect Donald Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, which overturned decades of protocol governing official U.S. contact with the government of Taiwan.

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Yuki Tatsumi op-ed in The Diplomat on Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced in his press conference on December 5 that he would visit Hawaii from December 26 to 27  for his last summit meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.

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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in Voice of America on Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor

What is billed as the last big gathering of survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor takes place Wednesday in Hawaii — 75 years to the day after the bombing which brought the United States into World War II.

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Yun Sun quoted in IRIN News on China potentially increasing humanitarian support

China’s latest “white paper” is another sign of the country’s decision to play a larger role in global affairs. It comes after statements from US president-elect Donald Trump that suggest he will lead his country in retreat from internationalism.

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Stimson's "Secure Oceans" report cited in National Interest

In the role-playing game of Dungeons and Dragons, players create characters based on a variety of skill levels and races.  They band together for adventures and campaigns seeking new weapons and magic or technologies that can help them in their quest.  The game’s maps may indicate impassable area

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"Letters from the Mekong: A Call for Strategic Basin-Wide Energy Planning in Laos" report cited in The Third Pole

A report published in September by the Stimson Center, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, challenges prevailing notions about the future of hydropower in the Mekong subregion, an area including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and southwestern China.

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Alan Romberg quoted in Radio Taiwan International on Trump's call with Taiwan's president

A few weeks after quasi-president Trump's inauguration, he telephoned President Chua Eng-wen of the Republic of China to raise eyebrows on mainland Chinese observers. Some experts say that this act is contrary to diplomatic etiquette. -snip-

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Alan Romberg quoted in Focus Taiwan on Tsai-Trump phone call

A former deputy spokesman for the U.S. Department of State, Alan D. Romberg, has called a phone conversation between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump a success as long as it did not signal a shift in U.S. policy.

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Yun Sun quoted in South China Morning Post on Chinese immigrants and Myanmar

Huang Yanling’s grandparents had thought they could never return home to China when they sought asylum in Myanmar almost six decades ago.

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