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Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
May 26, 2017
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
The steps Shinzo Abe must take to achieve constitutional revision, and the political implications.
Japan's Path to Constitutional Amendment
WannaCry's Lesson for the US-Japan Alliance
May 23, 2017
WannaCry's Lesson for the US-Japan Alliance
It's time for the U.S. and Japan to move beyond talk and take action to defend against cyber threats.
WannaCry's Lesson for the US-Japan Alliance
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
May 16, 2017
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
The United States would do well to start dealing with North Korea as if it was already in possession of an ICBM.
Americans Need to Get Used to North Korean Intercontinental-Range Ballistic Missiles
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
May 13, 2017
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
Japan's true power can only emerge if other countries, including the United States, require it.
Is Japan Truly a Powerful Country?
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
May 09, 2017
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
Japan claims this is the 12th incursion by Chinese vessels in the East China Sea to date this year.
East China Sea: 4 China Coast Guard Vessels Enter Territorial Sea Near Disputed Islands
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
May 05, 2017
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
The Japanese debate over acquiring missile strike capability needs to consider the broader alliance framework.
Should America Share the 'Spear' With Japan?
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
May 02, 2017
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
How long until Trump wonders out loud why the U.S. should risk American cities for Korean and Japanese cities?
Under Trump, A Looming North Korean ICBM Threat Brings Alliance 'Decoupling' Fears Back to East Asia
Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
May 01, 2017
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
The JS Izumo will have its first deployment alongside a U.S. Navy vessel outside of exercises.
Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier to Escort US Navy Supply Ship
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
April 21, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Geopolitical trends have combined to open a window of opportunity for Japan to become a nuclear state.
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
March 18, 2017
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
Military cooperation might seem like a faraway dream, but there are good reasons for both sides to explore options.
Exploring the Possibility of Defense Relations Between Iran and Japan
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Japan and India: Deepening Ties in the Age of Uncertainty
February 23, 2017
Japan and India: Deepening Ties in the Age of Uncertainty
With both countries concerned about U.S. leadership in Asia, a strong partnership looks more and more inevitable.
Japan and India: Deepening Ties in the Age of Uncertainty
Japan-US Relations: Adapting to ‘New Management’
February 14, 2017
Japan-US Relations: Adapting to ‘New Management’
Will reassurances from the Abe-Trump meeting last?
Japan-US Relations: Adapting to ‘New Management’
While Trump and Abe Eye Bilateral Pact, Australia Keeps TPP Alive
February 12, 2017
While Trump and Abe Eye Bilateral Pact, Australia Keeps TPP Alive
Tokyo and Washington look to take the bilateral track but a slimmed-down TPP may still live on.
While Trump and Abe Eye Bilateral Pact, Australia Keeps TPP Alive
Trump and Abe are Natural Allies
February 09, 2017
Trump and Abe are Natural Allies
Much of Trump's rhetoric is actually music to Abe's ears.
Trump and Abe are Natural Allies
Defense Secretary Mattis in Asia: Challenges for a 'Reassurer-in-Chief'
February 03, 2017
Defense Secretary Mattis in Asia: Challenges for a 'Reassurer-in-Chief'
If Mattis' job is to reassure allies of U.S. commitment, he will have a full plate during his time as secretary.
Defense Secretary Mattis in Asia: Challenges for a 'Reassurer-in-Chief'
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