Nicholas Szechenyi

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Nicholas Szechenyi is Deputy Director and fellow of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

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This is the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the US into World War II.

A Japanese prime minister to Visit Pearl Harbor for first time

This is the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the US into World War II.

from To the Point

The death toll from today's massive  8.9 earthquake  and subsequent tsunami in Japan has already reached into the hundreds and is expected to rise.

The Big One Hits Japan

The death toll from today's massive 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan has already reached into the hundreds and is expected to rise.

from To the Point

President Obama has left for a week in Asia as American influence has been on the decline, while China's influence is increasing.

The President's Trip to Asia: Substance and Symbols

President Obama has left for a week in Asia as American influence has been on the decline, while China's influence is increasing.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

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President Trump is holding a press conference at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech to the U.N.

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Democrat Monique Limon announced she will run for Hannah Beth Jackson’s coveted state senate seat.

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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More adults are living with their parents now than they have in more than a century. It’s a third of all adults under 34. But in Los Angeles, it’s more than 40% .

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