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  • Michael Auslin

    Russia and China fuel Asia's other 'Great Game'

    Asia watchers have spent years divining the growing competition between the U.S. and China in East Asia, seen by some as a new version of the 19th century Great Game -- the Central Asian rivalry between the Russian and British empires. Those predict

    July 29, 2015 02:00 pm JST
  • Winter Olympics

    Kazakh bid touts budget-friendly games -- and real snow

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Only a few of the mountain peaks to the south of Almaty bear traces of snow now. Temperatures are well over 30 C in Kazakhstan's largest city, and hiking through the abundant greenery of the Tian Shan mountains, not skiing and

    July 29, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Nouriel Roubini

    Alpha, beta, and beyond

    NEW YORK -- Even in normal times, individual and institutional investors alike have a hard time figuring out where to invest and in what. Should one invest more in advanced or emerging economies? And which ones? How does one decide when, and in what

    July 28, 2015 10:30 am JST
  • U.S. upgrades Malaysia, Cuba in trafficking report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States upgraded Malaysia in an annual report on human trafficking on Monday despite calls by human rights groups and nearly 180 U.S. lawmakers to keep the Southeast Asian country on a list of worst offenders in fai

    July 27, 2015 10:20 pm JST
  • Relationship issues

    Greece's flirtations with China, Russia alarm US

    ATHENS -- Frantic to restructure its finances, Greece is welcoming overtures from China and Russia with open arms, a development that is setting off alarm bells in the West, particularly in the U.S. Giannis Lagoudakis is mayor of Perama, home to

    July 27, 2015 01:00 pm JST
  • Tug of war ahead of Putin trip

    Japan irked by Medvedev's plan to visit isles

    TOKYO -- Russia's prime minister has struck a nerve in Japan by expressing an intention to visit an archipelago that includes Japanese-claimed islands, even as the two countries make preparations to realize a visit to Japan this year by President Vl

    July 25, 2015 04:06 am JST
  • WTO members seal trillion-dollar IT trade deal

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- World Trade Organization (WTO) members finalized a deal on Friday to cut tariffs on $1 trillion worth of information technology products in a boost for producers of goods ranging from video games to medical equipment. The

    July 24, 2015 01:12 pm JST
  • Robert A. Manning and James Przystup

    Why we don't need another George Kennan

    China is at the center of both U.S. and, as seen in a recent defense white paper, Japanese national strategy. Since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, U.S. foreign policy thinkers of all stripes have been frantically trying to figure out: What

    July 23, 2015 08:50 pm JST
  • Hot, dry and desperate

    El Nino should have faded out in spring, but it now looks like the world's most formidable "little boy" will hang around his Pacific playground through autumn. The weather phenomenon is causing deadly heat waves in South Asia, while Southeast As

    July 23, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Brahma Chellaney: Water (problems), water (problems) everywhere

    The centrality of water is a recurring theme in various religions. The Bible -- largely written amid water scarcity -- associates drought with the wrath of God. "By means of water," says the Quran, "we give life to everything." Hindu gods and goddes

    July 23, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • 'BRICS' bank launches in Shanghai, to work with AIIB

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- Officials from the world's largest emerging nations launched the New Development Bank (NDB) on Tuesday, the second of two new policy banks heavily backed by Beijing that are being pitched as alternatives to existing institution

    July 21, 2015 08:25 pm JST
  • William J. Burns interview

    Alliances key to US leadership

    TOKYO -- The U.S. and China are vying for top spot in the world order. William J. Burns, former deputy secretary of state and currently president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C., recently talked to The Nikkei abo

    July 21, 2015 07:00 pm JST
  • Outpacing developed nations

    BRICS have G-7 in sights after 7.5% GDP growth

    TOKYO -- The BRICS' combined economic strength is closing in on that of developed countries, with gross domestic product at purchasing power parity jumping 7.5% in 2014 to $33.1 trillion on the backs of India and China. GDP for the Group of Seve

    July 20, 2015 09:56 pm JST
  • Bad omens

    Global market turbulence is a wake-up call

    TOKYO -- "I can't sell my stocks even if I want to, damn it!" Liu Guang Kun, a 60-year-old man, cut a desperate figure as he ranted July 10 at a brokerage in China's northeastern city of Dalian, Liaoning Province. Trading in the stocks Liu h

    July 19, 2015 09:30 pm JST
  • 1 year since crash

    Prospects for MH17 prosecution dim amid high Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW -- Friday marks one year since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed in eastern Ukraine, killing 298 people. Although progress has been made on the investigation, determining and prosecuting those responsible will be difficult as fighting

    July 17, 2015 02:04 am JST
  • Finance-oriented startups set to rattle old-fashioned banking

    TOKYO -- Startups providing financial services via the Internet have achieved strong growth in the U.S. and around the world in recent years. Many believe this emerging industry, recently referred to as fintech, will go on to become a major provider

    July 16, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Storm clouds on the economic horizon

    Uncertainty has engulfed the global financial markets. After stocks plunged in Shanghai and Shenzhen, Chinese authorities are taking drastic -- some say ill-advised -- measures to reinflate prices. The eurozone remains exposed to grave risks st

    July 16, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Little to cheer in the global economy

    TOKYO -- "I can't sell my stocks even if I want to, damn it!" Liu Guang Kun, a 60-year-old man, cut a desperate figure as he ranted July 10 at a brokerage in China's northeastern city of Dalian, Liaoning Province. Trading in the stocks Liu h

    July 16, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • Putin redirects his Asian charm offensive

    MOSCOW/UFA, Russia -- The leaders of five major emerging nations vowed to enhance economic and political cooperation July 9, delivering a pledge to become a global presence rivaling Western powers. Behind the scenes, Russia danced with India while a

    July 16, 2015 12:00 am JST
  • BRICS bank may back first project by April

    UFA, Russia -- The BRICS group's New Development Bank will fund its initial project around April 2016, K.V. Kamath, the institution's president, told reporters July 9. Unlike the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the BRICS bank wil

    July 16, 2015 12:00 am JST