Nicole L Freiner

Nicole L Freiner is an associate professor of political science at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Japan’s Vote For Abe Could Worsen Prospects For Peace Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Japan’s Vote For Abe Could Worsen Prospects For Peace

The strengthened prime minister is pushing for a military spending increase that North Korea and China won’t like.

Japan’s ‘Sacred’ Rice Farmers Brace for Pacific Trade Deal’s Death Sentence

Japan’s ‘Sacred’ Rice Farmers Brace for Pacific Trade Deal’s Death Sentence

What's going on in Maui at the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks has big implications for rice growers 4,000 miles away.