Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
July 26, 2014
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
Despite the president’s statements, the reality appears much more complicated.
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
How South Asia Resolves Maritime Disputes
July 10, 2014
How South Asia Resolves Maritime Disputes
South Asia’s use of international tribunals to settle maritime disputes should be emulated in East Asia.
How South Asia Resolves Maritime Disputes
Beijing Is Tempting Fate
June 16, 2014
Beijing Is Tempting Fate
Recent flybys continue a disturbing pattern of aggression based on dangerous assumptions.
Beijing Is Tempting Fate
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
June 12, 2014
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
Both countries are allowing second-tier disputes to cloud their ability to engage on existential problems.
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
Fixing the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific
June 12, 2014
Fixing the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific
The rebalance is fundamentally flawed in its execution, but it is not too late to get it right.
Fixing the U.S. Rebalance to the Asia-Pacific
The Costs of Victory Without Honor for China
June 10, 2014
The Costs of Victory Without Honor for China
What is China giving up with its current strategy in the South and East China Seas?
The Costs of Victory Without Honor for China
Are Cooler Heads Prevailing in the East China Sea?
June 06, 2014
Are Cooler Heads Prevailing in the East China Sea?
China and Japan appear motivated to find common ground after last weekend’s fireworks.
Are Cooler Heads Prevailing in the East China Sea?
Taiwan: An Emerging Asset for Chinese Expansion?
June 03, 2014
Taiwan: An Emerging Asset for Chinese Expansion?
A cross-Strait political agreement could bolster both Chinese and Taiwanese claims in East Asia.
Taiwan: An Emerging Asset for Chinese Expansion?
Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy
May 30, 2014
Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy
Japan is reaching out to Southeast Asia and seeking to control the discourse around its new security policy.
Abe’s Attempt to Corner China Through Diplomacy
Lawfare or Warfare? Let Impartial Tribunals Cool Asia’s Maritime Disputes
May 29, 2014
Lawfare or Warfare? Let Impartial Tribunals Cool Asia’s Maritime Disputes
Jerome A. Cohen discusses how international tribunals could help East Asia solve its Law of the Sea crisis.
Lawfare or Warfare? Let Impartial Tribunals Cool Asia’s Maritime Disputes
Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment
May 26, 2014
Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment
A near mid-air collision, and Obama’s new limited foreign policy, test Japanese defense policies.
Near Collision Shows Changing East China Sea Security Environment
China Has Strategic Confidence (So Expect Tensions to Continue)
May 13, 2014
China Has Strategic Confidence (So Expect Tensions to Continue)
China has gained a new sort of strategic confidence that allows it to behave independently in Asia.
China Has Strategic Confidence (So Expect Tensions to Continue)
Japan Directs Upcoming UAV Purchases at N. Korea and China
May 12, 2014
Japan Directs Upcoming UAV Purchases at N. Korea and China
The planned purchase of drones is in response to rising regional tensions. Will they make a difference?
Japan Directs Upcoming UAV Purchases at N. Korea and China
China, Russia Military Ties Deepen With Naval Drill in East China Sea
May 02, 2014
China, Russia Military Ties Deepen With Naval Drill in East China Sea
The joint naval drill is another example of the growing military, economic and political ties between China and Russia.
China, Russia Military Ties Deepen With Naval Drill in East China Sea
US Pacific Command Plans Responses for Unilateral Chinese Coercion
April 29, 2014
US Pacific Command Plans Responses for Unilateral Chinese Coercion
In order to boost its credibility, the US is gearing up to respond in kind to unilateral Chinese provocations in Asia.
US Pacific Command Plans Responses for Unilateral Chinese Coercion
Reducing Tensions in East Asia
April 28, 2014
Reducing Tensions in East Asia
Historical grievances have China, Japan, Korea and Russia at an impasse. How might they move beyond it?
Reducing Tensions in East Asia
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