Abstract On July 8, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated during a campaign speech in Nara. Abe was one of the most charismatic and controversial figures in Japanese politics. Although he stepped down as prime minister in 2020 for health reasons, he remained a dominant figure in Japanese politics. Japanese political life hasContinue reading “Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/21. – The Legacy of Shinzo Abe”
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Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/18. – China’s stance on the Arctic, in relation to the Russian-Ukrainian war
Abstract The war in Ukraine has also drawn attention to the geopolitical importance of the Arctic. In the past, international politics had largely ignored this northern region, and interstate conflicts were extremely rare. However, the Russian-Ukrainian war has had an impact on this region, and serious changes can be expected. China has made significant investmentsContinue reading “Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/18. – China’s stance on the Arctic, in relation to the Russian-Ukrainian war”
Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/12. – Are rare earths the new oil?
Abstract Rare earth metals are the essential, irreplaceable materials powering most modern technology. Since 1985, China has systematically gained near complete control over the global supply chain. With the development of China’s economy over the decades, its leaders have sought to transform the country into a key player in strategically important industries. To this end,Continue reading “Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/12. – Are rare earths the new oil?”
Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/7. – The economy of Japan
Abstract Japan is one of the largest and most developed economies in the world, with a well-educated and hard-working workforce, and its population makes it one of the largest consumer markets in the world in terms of size and standard of living. Its post-World War II economic growth was unprecedented. Japan was the second largestContinue reading “Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/7. – The economy of Japan”
Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/1. – Where is Japan heading?
Abstract Japan is the third largest economy in the world, however, it seems that nowadays Japan has been stuck in an economic time wrap and failed to keep pace with the growth it has seen around in Asia. In 2021 the country faced numerous challenges, not only because Japan was hosting the Olympic Games, butContinue reading “Eurasia Center Brief Analysis EC/2022/1. – Where is Japan heading?”