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Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
July 29, 2017
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
Beleaguered by scandal, an election loss in Tokyo, and a significant resignation, how is Abe's political position?
Elections, Scandals, and Resignations: Can Shinzo Abe Survive in Japanese Politics?
North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
July 07, 2017
North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
What does North Korea's Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile mean for the United States and the world?
North Korea's Hwasong-14 ICBM: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
June 05, 2017
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
Furthermore, the Russian president does not rule out a U.S. troop presence on the disputed islands if controlled by Japan.
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
Philippines’ Duterte First Head of State to Visit Japan’s Largest Warship
June 05, 2017
Philippines’ Duterte First Head of State to Visit Japan’s Largest Warship
The Philippine president purportedly expressed his willingness to deepen defense cooperation with Japan while onboard.
Philippines’ Duterte First Head of State to Visit Japan’s Largest Warship
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
May 24, 2017
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
There still is a big gap between the discourse and the reality of what Japan wants—and what it can achieve in Africa.
What Role for Japan in Africa’s Security After Withdrawal from South Sudan?
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
May 13, 2017
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
Japan's true power can only emerge if other countries, including the United States, require it.
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
South Korea-Japan-US: A Window for Trilateral Cooperation
April 27, 2017
South Korea-Japan-US: A Window for Trilateral Cooperation
South Korea and Japan should leverage trilateral cooperation soon to deal with North Korea and help shape U.S. policy.
South Korea-Japan-US: A Window for Trilateral Cooperation
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
April 25, 2017
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
The global economy not yet “out of the woods.”
IMF: Rocky Global Recovery ‘Under Threat’
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
March 13, 2017
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
The decision highlights the domestic constraints on Japan's defense activities abroad.
Japan Self-Defense Force Withdraws From South Sudan
What Is Japan's Regional Threat Environment and Defense Strategy?
March 10, 2017
What Is Japan's Regional Threat Environment and Defense Strategy?
How does Japan see its threat environment and what are its defense priorities?
What Is Japan's Regional Threat Environment and Defense Strategy?
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
March 09, 2017
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
Is it time for Japan to acquire long-range cruise missiles?
Deterring North Korea: Japan Lawmakers Push for Preemptive Strike Capability
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
March 01, 2017
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Russia’s defense minister intends to station a new Russian army division on the disputed Kuril Islands in 2017.
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
February 07, 2017
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
U.S.-China interactions since Trump's inauguration have been slow-moving and quiet.
Two Weeks In, Trump Administration Remains Relatively Quiet on US-China Relations
US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer
February 07, 2017
US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer
A U.S. Navy ship successfully destroyed a ballistic missile target with a new “hit-to-kill” interceptor.
US, Japan Successfully Test New Ballistic Missile Killer
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation
February 06, 2017
Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation
Despite being geographically distant, France and Japan share a number of converging interests.
Japan and France: Slowly but Surely Moving Forward on Security Cooperation
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