Asia


MWI – Japan’s July 10 upper-house election: implications on US national security – 19 July 2016

http://mwi.usma.edu/japans-july-10-upper-house-election-implications-us-national-security/ Nori Katagiri writes that “the July 10 upper-house election in Japan will have important implications for the US-Japan alliance and the stability of East Asia, but the effect should not be exaggerated.” For more on US-Japan relations: https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33740.pdf


NYTimes: Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi – 23 May 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/world/asia/vietnam-us-arms-embargo-obama.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share HANOI, Vietnam — The United States is rescinding a decades-old ban on sales of lethal military equipment to Vietnam, President Obama announced at a news conference in Hanoi on Monday, ending one of the last legal vestiges of the Vietnam War.