No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
June 12, 2014
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
Both countries are allowing second-tier disputes to cloud their ability to engage on existential problems.
No End-Game for China-Japan Conflict Resolution
Shinzo Abe’s Constitutional Ambitions
June 12, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Constitutional Ambitions
Despite widespread opposition, Japan’s PM is determined to reinterpret the constitution.
Shinzo Abe’s Constitutional Ambitions
China and the U.S.: Whose Strategic Mistake?
June 06, 2014
China and the U.S.: Whose Strategic Mistake?
‘China had best keep in mind that no one has a monopoly on making strategic mistakes.’
China and the U.S.: Whose Strategic Mistake?
Taiwan: An Emerging Asset for Chinese Expansion?
June 03, 2014
Taiwan: An Emerging Asset for Chinese Expansion?
A cross-Strait political agreement could bolster both Chinese and Taiwanese claims in East Asia.
Taiwan: An Emerging Asset for Chinese Expansion?
Drop the Double Standard on Japanese Defense
June 03, 2014
Drop the Double Standard on Japanese Defense
Can Abe’s ambitions really be viewed as a return of prewar Japanese militarism?
Drop the Double Standard on Japanese Defense
Why the U.S. Should Welcome Japan’s ‘Spear’ Capability
May 26, 2014
Why the U.S. Should Welcome Japan’s ‘Spear’ Capability
Despite slightly diverging views, Japan and the U.S. are capable of strengthening regional security.
Why the U.S. Should Welcome Japan’s ‘Spear’ Capability
South China Sea Clash: Asia’s Dangerous Game
May 10, 2014
South China Sea Clash: Asia’s Dangerous Game
It is time for East Asia to step up cooperation to check expansionist tendencies.
South China Sea Clash: Asia’s Dangerous Game
Reviewing Obama’s Trip to Asia
April 30, 2014
Reviewing Obama’s Trip to Asia
The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Jonathan Pollack, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about Obama’s goals for the trip, and the major events at each of his stops.
Reviewing Obama’s Trip to Asia
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe Visits Beijing
April 26, 2014
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe Visits Beijing
Masuzoe's visit to Beijing shows China is willing to interact with Japan -- but only on its terms.
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe Visits Beijing
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
April 24, 2014
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
Itsunori Onodera has spent the week bolstering Japan’s defenses, but was not helped by his colleagues.
Japan’s Defense Minister Kept Busy as Obama Visits Asia
US-Japan Relations and Obama’s Visit to Japan
April 23, 2014
US-Japan Relations and Obama’s Visit to Japan
Both countries face some delicate tasks during the US president’s stopover.
US-Japan Relations and Obama’s Visit to Japan
Shinzo Abe’s Nationalist Strategy
February 13, 2014
Shinzo Abe’s Nationalist Strategy
With his overt nationalism and his historical revisionism, Shinzo Abe has a plan for Japan.
Shinzo Abe’s Nationalist Strategy
East China Sea: What Do China and Japan Really Want?
February 06, 2014
East China Sea: What Do China and Japan Really Want?
Keeping the peace requires understanding what the two sides want out of the dispute.
East China Sea: What Do China and Japan Really Want?
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
January 27, 2014
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
Katsuto Momii also called international anger over Japan’s wartime brothels “puzzling.”
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
U.S.-China Relations and the Western Pacific
January 16, 2014
U.S.-China Relations and the Western Pacific
Maritime assertiveness in 2013 appears to have dashed hopes for a “new kind of great power relations.”
U.S.-China Relations and the Western Pacific
China’s Three Challenges in 2014
January 12, 2014
China’s Three Challenges in 2014
Xi Jinping has announced a bold blueprint for reform. Now he has to execute it.
China’s Three Challenges in 2014
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