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
Why China Wants to ‘Strike the Mountain’ and ‘Kill the Chicken’
January 09, 2014
Why China Wants to ‘Strike the Mountain’ and ‘Kill the Chicken’
Understanding two critical strategies for Beijing, one internal and one external.
Why China Wants to ‘Strike the Mountain’ and ‘Kill the Chicken’
Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands
January 09, 2014
Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands
Japan will nationalize 280 islands within its exclusive economic zone, according to a senior official.
Japan To Formally Nationalize 280 Islands
China Arrests Right-Wing Japanese Politician
November 19, 2013
China Arrests Right-Wing Japanese Politician
The man, who takes a hardline stance on the Senkaku Islands, faces death in China on drug charges.
China Arrests Right-Wing Japanese Politician
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
November 12, 2013
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
Rather than engage in aerial brinksmanship, Japan and China would do well to keep this conflict grounded.
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
Constructing China's Claims to the Senkaku
November 06, 2013
Constructing China's Claims to the Senkaku
The claims that both the PRC and Taiwan make to the islands are both recent and flawed, argues one blogger.
Constructing China's Claims to the Senkaku
Solving the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute
November 05, 2013
Solving the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute
An initiative by Taiwan’s president offers what is surely the most effective solution to the dangerous dispute.
Solving the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute
Japan’s New (Defensive) Attack Force
November 03, 2013
Japan’s New (Defensive) Attack Force
Japan’s rapid moves to develop an amphibious capability is sending a clear signal on a certain group of disputed islands.
Japan’s New (Defensive) Attack Force
Wasserstrom: 10 Things Japanese Should Know About China
November 01, 2013
Wasserstrom: 10 Things Japanese Should Know About China
Acclaimed author on corruption, nationalism, and territorial disputes.
Wasserstrom: 10 Things Japanese Should Know About China
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
October 29, 2013
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
After pursuing a cabbage strategy in the South China Sea for years, could Beijing adopt this against Japan?
China’s Expanding Cabbage Strategy
Why is China Isolating Japan and the Philippines?
October 26, 2013
Why is China Isolating Japan and the Philippines?
Even as they charm other nations, Chinese leaders have continued tensions with Manila and Tokyo.
Why is China Isolating Japan and the Philippines?
Japan’s Future Marines to Conduct Massive Island Landing Drill
October 26, 2013
Japan’s Future Marines to Conduct Massive Island Landing Drill
Next month 34,000 troops from the the Self-Defense Forces will conduct an island landing drill on Okinawa.
Japan’s Future Marines to Conduct Massive Island Landing Drill
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