Deciphering China’s Armed Intrusion Near the Senkaku Islands
January 11, 2016
Deciphering China’s Armed Intrusion Near the Senkaku Islands
The appearance of an armed Coast Guard ship gives Japanese authorities plenty to ponder.
Deciphering China’s Armed Intrusion Near the Senkaku Islands
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
December 14, 2015
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
Given domestic and regional realities, how involved can Japan be in the South China Sea?
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence
November 30, 2015
Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence
Japan will likely deploy 500 troops to Ishigaki island, 90 nautical miles from the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence
‘Little Blue Men:’ Doing China’s Dirty Work in the South China Sea
November 05, 2015
‘Little Blue Men:’ Doing China’s Dirty Work in the South China Sea
The Chinese Navy is not the only threat facing U.S. vessels in the South China Sea.
‘Little Blue Men:’ Doing China’s Dirty Work in the South China Sea
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
US Must Challenge China in South China Sea
June 10, 2015
US Must Challenge China in South China Sea
“Washington should contest China’s claims, both physically and historically.”
US Must Challenge China in South China Sea
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
May 10, 2015
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
The thinking behind China’s maritime militia policy is becoming increasingly obsolete.
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
US and Japan: Another Step Forward on Security
April 29, 2015
US and Japan: Another Step Forward on Security
The new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines open the door to a more aggressive take on regional security.
US and Japan: Another Step Forward on Security
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
April 16, 2015
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence offers a wealth of new information on the PLA Navy.
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
Mearsheimer’s War With China
March 29, 2015
Mearsheimer’s War With China
The provocative political scientist foresees tense relations between the U.S. and China.
Mearsheimer’s War With China
Japan-China Maritime Crisis Management Talks Are On the Horizon
March 16, 2015
Japan-China Maritime Crisis Management Talks Are On the Horizon
Chinese and Japanese officials will meet in Singapore in May to further discuss a maritime crisis management mechanism.
Japan-China Maritime Crisis Management Talks Are On the Horizon
Cambodia-Japan Relations: Beyond the East China Sea
February 24, 2015
Cambodia-Japan Relations: Beyond the East China Sea
Regional maritime disputes put Cambodia in an awkward spot. It must not take sides.
Cambodia-Japan Relations: Beyond the East China Sea
Is China Building a Base Near the Senkakus?
January 23, 2015
Is China Building a Base Near the Senkakus?
New satellite imagery confirms that it is, with more clarification on specifics.
Is China Building a Base Near the Senkakus?
Is the United States a ‘Dangerous’ Ally?
January 20, 2015
Is the United States a ‘Dangerous’ Ally?
A former Australian prime minister is among those who argue that it is.
Is the United States a ‘Dangerous’ Ally?
An East Asian Arms Race: Does It Even Matter?
January 16, 2015
An East Asian Arms Race: Does It Even Matter?
Capability is no substitute for intent, and one shouldn’t be studied without the other.
An East Asian Arms Race: Does It Even Matter?
Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget
January 14, 2015
Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget
Shinzo Abe's cabinet has approved a $42 billion defense budget, the largest ever in the country's history.
Japan Approves Largest-Ever Defense Budget
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