Author Archive for Nicholas Szechenyi

Nicholas Szechenyi serves as senior fellow and deputy director of the Japan Chair at CSIS.

Abe Calls a Snap Election

By Nicholas Szechenyi — Today, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan announced plans to dissolve the Lower House of the Diet (parliament) later this week and schedule a snap election sometime in October, about a year ahead of schedule. Abe…

U.S.-Japan “2+2” Talks

By Nicholas Szechenyi — Today Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis are hosting Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera of Japan for a bilateral Security Consultative Committee (SCC) or “2+2” meeting to coordinate…

Abe’s Speech to Congress

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi Today Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan became the first Japanese leader ever to address a joint session of Congress. Abe summarized key themes for U.S.-Japan relations including history, as August marks the…

The Abe-Obama Summit

By Michael J. Green, Matthew P. Goodman & Nicholas Szechenyi President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan held a summit meeting at the White House today in conjunction with Abe’s official visit to the United States, the…