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Uncertainty Among U.S. Allies in Northeast Asia

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 10:44

As tensions in Northeast Asia grow over Pyongyang’s nuclear pursuits, collective action is the only way to bring stability to the region, writes CFR’s Sheila A. Smith. 

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Understanding South Korea’s Tense Election

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:39

South Korea’s tumultuous political season culminates in a May 9 presidential election, with complicated ties with the United States looming and the favored candidate backing a softer stance toward North Korea, writes CFR’s Scott Snyder.

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Iran’s Presidential Test

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 10:19

Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic impact of the nuclear deal, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

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