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Zhao Jinglun was a Nieman Fellow, class of 1981. He is the chief opinions writer for The Asian-American Times (NYC) and a columnist for the Hong Kong Economic Journal.
2013 December 11
Shinzo Abe's reckless power grab
A new state secrecy law and a new national security council will push Abe's Japan ahead on the path of remilitarization.
2013 December 6
Joe Biden's Asia trip
Biden doesn't want the side issue of the ADIZ to U.S.-China relations in general. He recognizes that the U.S. needs to tread more carefully in dealing with a rising China.
2013 December 4
Whither Shinzo Abe?
Abe's Japan is assertive and aggressive. Japan's taking on China is "like an ant trying to topple a giant tree."
2013 December 2
Why did Obama try serious diplomacy with Iran?
Obama ran for president on ending wars, and favoring diplomacy. He has to adjust America's war-mongering policy, because the world has changed, and U.S. power and influence are on the decline.
2013 November 28
US, Japan test China's will to defend its rights
China has never bowed to U.S. bluster. Those who want to test China's determination to defend its rights had better come to their senses.
2013 November 25
Historic nuclear deal with Iran
An international agreement has been signed with Iran which would make it impossible for Tehran to build a nuclear weapon without being detected.
2013 November 19
How the interim deal with Iran failed
After three grueling days of ministerial diplomacy ended in Geneva without an agreement on Iran's nuclear program, the world wondered: why?
2013 November 13
GCHQ and joint US-UK spying
Snowden's revelations have revealed more about how the U.K. is involved in massive spying campaigns, and how U.S.-U.K. surveillance cooperation works.
2013 November 6
Speaking the truth is not a crime
High-profile Germans have recently called for Germany to give Snowden asylum, a result of increased pressure following the whistleblower's revelations.
2013 November 4
US drone strike undermines Pakistan peace talks
The U.S. drone killing of the Pakistani Taliban leader Mehsud has derailed peace efforts and has destabilized the situation in Pakistan further.
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