Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
April 16, 2014
Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
Could Japan see a return to militarism as some have claimed? Several factors make that highly unlikely.
Japan: The “Return to Militarism” Argument
Sorry, the Protests Have Undermined Taiwan’s Reputation
April 15, 2014
Sorry, the Protests Have Undermined Taiwan’s Reputation
The protests have had both economic and political implications for the island, argues Charles I-hsin Chen.
Sorry, the Protests Have Undermined Taiwan’s Reputation
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
April 12, 2014
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Obama’s approval ratings in Asia rose 8 percent last year, even as they declined among those most concerned about China.
Obama’s Approval Rating Rises in Asia
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
April 11, 2014
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
The DPJ's Former Vice Defense Minister Akihisa Nagashima supports the LDP's collective defense proposal.
Japan Opposition Party Leader Backs 'Limited' Collective Defense Proposal
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
April 10, 2014
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
As a result of Western sanctions over its annexation of Crimea, Russia will see a massive increase in capital flight.
Russian Capital Flight Could Nearly Double in 2014
Overstating the China Threat?
April 10, 2014
Overstating the China Threat?
Calls for substantial new investments in U.S. military hardware seem a little hasty.
Overstating the China Threat?
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
April 10, 2014
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
Iran's new ambassadorial nominee to the UN was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis between the U.S. and Iran.
Iran's UN Ambassador Pick Angers US
Kim Jong-un Continues to Consolidate Power
April 10, 2014
Kim Jong-un Continues to Consolidate Power
Kim Jong-un was 're-elected' to the top of the National Defense Commission, but he still has work to do.
Kim Jong-un Continues to Consolidate Power
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
April 09, 2014
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
The Japanese government seems not to understand how its country is perceived overseas.
Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
April 08, 2014
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
In the past year, Mongolia has experienced a vast proliferation of diplomatic contact with its region and the world.
Mongolia: Activist and Ambitious
Will Narva Be Russia’s Next Crimea?
April 08, 2014
Will Narva Be Russia’s Next Crimea?
Estonia would be the perfect battlefield for Russia and Putin to continue the war they began with Georgia in 2008.
Will Narva Be Russia’s Next Crimea?
Pope Francis' China Challenge
April 07, 2014
Pope Francis' China Challenge
China and the Vatican don't have the best of historical relationships. Could Pope Francis change that?
Pope Francis' China Challenge
Australia's Whaling Victory
April 06, 2014
Australia's Whaling Victory
Australia has gained much more from its recent victory in the ICJ than the protection of whales.
Australia's Whaling Victory
Dokdo-Takeshima Row Reignites Over New Japanese Textbooks
April 04, 2014
Dokdo-Takeshima Row Reignites Over New Japanese Textbooks
New Japanese elementary school textbooks make stronger claims to the disputed islands than ever before.
Dokdo-Takeshima Row Reignites Over New Japanese Textbooks
Japan Loosens Restrictions on Arms Exports As China Looks On
April 04, 2014
Japan Loosens Restrictions on Arms Exports As China Looks On
Japan's decision to allow more arms exports leads to caution and suspicion in China.
Japan Loosens Restrictions on Arms Exports As China Looks On
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
April 04, 2014
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
The Abe administration is attempting to restart several of Japan's nuclear reactors.
Japan Will Reactivate Nuclear Plants
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