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Network Commentary: U.S.-Japan Summit

Japanese and U.S. goals for the February 22 meeting between Prime Minister Abe and President Obama were among the topics U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort II scholar Jeffrey Hornung (Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies) discussed in an interview published by Dispatch Japan February 18.

Network Commentary: Environmental Politics 

Network for the Future Scholar Mary Alice Haddad (Cohort I) was interviewed on “Environmental Politics in Northeast Asia: Lessons Learned for North America” by Lynann Butkiewicz at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). A transcript of the interview on February 15 is available here.

Network Commentary: Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party

In “Japan Chair Platform:  The LDP Rises Again,” published on the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ website February 13, U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort I scholar Robert Pekkanen (Associate Professor, University of Washington) examines the LDP’s December electoral victory and what lies ahead for the party.