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
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
December 26, 2014
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
Comparing current Sino-Japanese relations to the Soviet-U.S. thaw of the 1970s.
The China-Japan Détente Examined Through the Soviet Prism
Japan: 'No Dispute' Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu
December 24, 2014
Japan: 'No Dispute' Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu
Japanese officials have made clear the country’s position on the East China Sea disputes.
Japan: 'No Dispute' Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
December 02, 2014
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
An announcement that it would be procuring the MV-22 Osprey adds another element to a future amphibious marine force.
Japan Takes Another Step in Building Marine Force
Abe’s Humiliation in Beijing
November 17, 2014
Abe’s Humiliation in Beijing
The atmospherics of his meeting with Xi suggest there is little cause for optimism in bilateral relations.
Abe’s Humiliation in Beijing
The Chinese Poachers: A Good Source of Red Coral – and Information
November 13, 2014
The Chinese Poachers: A Good Source of Red Coral – and Information
Is there more to the Chinese red coral poachers in Japan’s EEZ waters than meets the eye?
The Chinese Poachers: A Good Source of Red Coral – and Information
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
November 09, 2014
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
After much speculation it appears that the two sides have found sufficient common ground to meet.
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
October 30, 2014
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
Despite growing speculation that a Xi-Abe meeting is in the cards, Beijing is sticking to its guns.
China Plays It Coy on Xi-Abe Meeting
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
October 24, 2014
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
Plus, Chinese innovation, Zhou Xiaoping, and more on the "rule of law" in China. Friday links.
Is China Sending Its Fishermen to the Senkakus?
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
September 25, 2014
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
After a break of over 2 years, China and Japan restart maritime consultations, including talks on East China Sea issues.
The Latest Sign of a China-Japan Thaw
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
September 19, 2014
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
Chinese government ships are reducing visits, plus weekend Japanese security and foreign policy links.
There’s Been A Quiet Decline in Senkaku Confrontations
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
September 09, 2014
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Some possible inspiration that might help the two leaders get China-Japan relations back on track.
Three Things for Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe to Read
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
August 22, 2014
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
Don’t underestimate the importance of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands to Japan…or the importance of Japan to the US.
Okay, the U.S. Is Very, Very Likely to Defend Japan, Then
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