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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako on their way to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, May 1, 2019 (Kyodo photo via AP Images).

Japan’s Imperial Succession, the 2020 Foreign Policy Debate, and Chaos in Venezuela

Friday, May 3, 2019

In this week’s editors’ discussion episode of the Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief Judah Grunstein, managing editor Frederick Deknatel and associate editor Elliot Waldman talk about the challenges facing Japan as a new emperor ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne, as well as the burgeoning debate among Democratic Party presidential candidates over America’s Middle East policy as they vie for the role of challenging President Donald Trump in 2020. The editors also discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela and what it says about the Trump administration’s stance on regime change.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
Can Japan’s Hopeful New Era Lift Up a Disillusioned Populace?
After Trump: The Next U.S. President’s ‘To Do’ List for Repairing the Damage
Across Latin America, Venezuelans Reel From a Crisis That Has No End in Sight
Libya’s Fate Remains Beholden to a Crude and Clumsy Game of Realpolitik
China Has Big Plans for Its Nuclear Energy Industry. But Will They Pan Out?
The Rough Road Ahead for Ratification of NAFTA 2.0

Trend Lines was produced and edited this week by Andrew Green. You can follow him on Twitter at @_andrew_green.

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