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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
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
February 03, 2017
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
Does the example of the Trump-Turnbull call portend a downturn for U.S. alliances around the Asia-Pacific?
What the Trump-Turnbull Call Tells Us About the Future of US Alliances in Asia
What to Make of the New US Defense Secretary's 'Apology Tour'
January 27, 2017
What to Make of the New US Defense Secretary's 'Apology Tour'
In Asia next week, it's up to Mattis to salvage key relationships bruised by President Trump's campaign rhetoric.
What to Make of the New US Defense Secretary's 'Apology Tour'
Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Plans Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills
January 06, 2017
Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Plans Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills
In a first, Japan will use its nationwide J-Alert system to coordinate evacuation drills for a ballistic missile attack.
Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Plans Ballistic Missile Evacuation Drills
Asia’s 2016 Winners and Losers
December 27, 2016
Asia’s 2016 Winners and Losers
Pacific Money hands out some presents to the political winners and losers across the Asia-Pacific in 2016.
Asia’s 2016 Winners and Losers
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
December 23, 2016
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
The defense budget approved by Japan’s cabinet will see a moderate 1.4 percent increase from the previous year.
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
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