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In the Rearguard of the War of Retreat

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor of Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo In the traditional Japanese art of war, there is a word called “Shingari” which

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Spoiler and the Spoiled

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo In his legendary inaugural address in 1961, U.S. president John F. Kennedy challenged U.S. citizens

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Empires Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread

The chaotic implosion of the Afghanistan government and Taliban’s capture of Kabul on August 15 made the biggest foreign policy debacle of the United States

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Trip to Reconcile with the Irreconcilable

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Religion and Globarl Security, University of Tokyo Japanese Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu will set off on his trip to the Middle East on

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Caught in the Middle (East) Again

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is reportedly considering a tour in the Middle East in

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Decarbonization Dreams: Slogans and Challenges

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo Environmental policies are converging on a global scale. The buzzword is “Net-zero by 2050.” Neither

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Nile River and the Tragedy of the Commons

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo The Nile River question is a typical situation of the “tragedy of the commons” in

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Return of the Season of Diplomacy

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo President Biden is on his first overseas trip in his office, which takes a week

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Taiwan Airlift

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security On June 4, the Japan Airlines (JAL) flight 809 landed on an airport in northern Taiwan carrying 1.24

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Majority Rule and Minority Rights in Israeli Democracy

Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Religion and Global Security, University of Tokyo On June 2, a historic coalition deal was reached in Israel. Yair Lapid, leader of