Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
August 13, 2014
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
The Japanese government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to exert control over its far-flung islands.
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
August 08, 2014
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
Japan is lobbying for a high-level visit this weekend despite a lack of concessions.
Japan Wants Talks With China in Myanmar
Hillary Clinton’s China Policy
August 06, 2014
Hillary Clinton’s China Policy
In her new book the potential 2016 presidential candidate talks about her approach to China.
Hillary Clinton’s China Policy
Xi, Abe Meeting at APEC Increasingly Likely
August 04, 2014
Xi, Abe Meeting at APEC Increasingly Likely
Secret meetings and government sources indicate Xi may be willing to meet with Abe in November.
Xi, Abe Meeting at APEC Increasingly Likely
Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?
August 01, 2014
Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?
It is time for both leaders to begin repairing the battered relationship.
Will Xi and Abe Meet at APEC in Beijing?
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
July 26, 2014
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
Despite the president’s statements, the reality appears much more complicated.
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
July 24, 2014
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
In disputes over history and territory, the PR fight is intense … and damaging.
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
International Law Won't Solve Asia's Territorial Disputes
June 18, 2014
International Law Won't Solve Asia's Territorial Disputes
International law won't solve all of Asia's problems. In fact, it could exacerbate them.
International Law Won't Solve Asia's Territorial Disputes
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
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