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Abe politically feeble as shadows extend over defense policy

The political future of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – enigmatic as ever – is uncertain. Despite his various difficulties, he appears to be master of his fate, yet external forces continue to drive his agenda, shaping both his and the Liberal Democratic Party’s military priorities. “Japan’s military build-up is not necessarily the simple result […]