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Japan’s Mistaken South Sudan Withdrawal
June 07, 2017
Japan’s Mistaken South Sudan Withdrawal
The withdrawal harms Japan's operational readiness and its international reputation.
Japan’s Mistaken South Sudan Withdrawal
Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
May 09, 2017
Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
Japan has issued its first order to protect a U.S. Navy warship under the country’s new security legislation.
Japan Dispatches Biggest Warship to Protect US Navy Vessel, Putting New Security Law to Work
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
January 18, 2017
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
A closer look at the significance of the signing of a new defense pact.
Why the New Japan-Australia Military Pact Matters
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
November 03, 2016
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
A look back at the past -- and ahead to the future -- of Japan's post-war constitution.
Celebrating Japan’s Constitution, 70 Years Later
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
October 27, 2016
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
A GSDF unit joining UN peacekeepers in South Sudan could be the first authorized to use force beyond self defense.
Japan's New Security Laws Could See First Test in South Sudan
Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology
November 24, 2015
Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology
A look at Japan's new Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency and its recent Defense Technology Symposium.
Japan’s New Approach to Defense Technology
The Truth About Japan's New Security Legislation Debate
November 13, 2015
The Truth About Japan's New Security Legislation Debate
Despite fierce resistance to the bills, the debate was a win for Japan's democracy.
The Truth About Japan's New Security Legislation Debate
Why Japan Won't Get Too Involved in the South China Sea
October 29, 2015
Why Japan Won't Get Too Involved in the South China Sea
Domestic constraints will keep Japan from beefing up its security presence in the South China Sea.
Why Japan Won't Get Too Involved in the South China Sea
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
October 22, 2015
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
"Only in Japan is unilateral pacifism considered by so many to be viable national policy."
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
Japan Stands Up: Leveraging CSD and the TPP
October 22, 2015
Japan Stands Up: Leveraging CSD and the TPP
Insights from David Arase
Japan Stands Up: Leveraging CSD and the TPP
Japan Needs an Opposition Alliance
October 19, 2015
Japan Needs an Opposition Alliance
Unchecked unconstitutional legislation is a repeat of Japan’s prewar history.
Japan Needs an Opposition Alliance
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
October 09, 2015
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
Japan's defense policy is indeed gearing for change, but the changes are limited and rooted in the US-Japan alliance.
Don't Expect Too Much of Japan's Defense Reforms
What Did Japan Accomplish at the UN General Assembly?
October 06, 2015
What Did Japan Accomplish at the UN General Assembly?
Putin, Park, and peacekeeping: recapping Shinzo Abe's busy week in New York.
What Did Japan Accomplish at the UN General Assembly?
Japan’s Security Bills: Overpromising and Under-Delivering
October 04, 2015
Japan’s Security Bills: Overpromising and Under-Delivering
The new security bills risk disappointing both opponents and proponents.
Japan’s Security Bills: Overpromising and Under-Delivering
The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports
October 02, 2015
The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports
Opening Japan's defense industry to the international market is a significant step, but it won't happen overnight.
The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports
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