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Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
June 13, 2017
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
May 25, 2017
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
The Japanese PM’s approach to Russia is looking increasingly risky.
Abe’s Diplomacy at a Crossroads: The Hidden Side of the Japanese-Russian Summit
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
May 22, 2017
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
Don’t expect major breakthroughs anytime soon, but recent summits have moved the relationship forward.
Russo-Japanese Relations On Track for Confidence Building
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
May 04, 2017
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
A recent summit had little to offer on a thorny territorial dispute, but added North Korea to the agenda.
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
December 31, 2016
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
The two leaders take another step towards the conclusion of a peace treaty.
Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
December 23, 2016
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
December 22, 2016
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
The recent Russia-Japan summit could be best described as embarrassment for Abe and a major coup for Putin.
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
December 21, 2016
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
A mutually beneficial 'balance of power' based on territorial and security arrangements remains beyond reach.
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
December 17, 2016
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
December 07, 2016
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
Japan is hoping for a breakthrough on a long-standing territorial dispute. That's not likely to happen.
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
September 21, 2016
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
By warming up to Moscow, is Shinzo Abe playing right into Putin's hands?
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
September 09, 2016
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
Abe's embrace of Russia marks a radical shift from previous Japanese policy.
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
September 08, 2016
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
Abe is committing a lot of diplomatic (and literal) capital to Japan-Russia relations. What will he get in return?
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
September 04, 2016
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
Japan's outreach to Russia is risky, as it could end up alienating the United States.
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia
June 18, 2016
Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia
Abe hopes economic interactions will help compel Russia to compromise on a territorial dispute.
Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia
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