August 19, 2013
Getting Serious: An End to the Russia-Japan Dispute?
It’s not the first time a resolution to the disputed islands has been touted, but conditions now may encourage compromise.
June 17, 2013
NSC in Japan: Needed, But Still Hurdles
Although its focus remains the economy, Japan’s government has taken the first steps in reforming its security infrastructure.
June 02, 2013
Abe’s North Korean Riddle
The recent dispatch of an envoy to North Korea was one thing; Abe should be cautious about pursuing a summit.
May 29, 2013
The Indian Piece of Abe’s Security Diamond
Indian PM Manmohan Singh spent three days in Japan this week. Both countries have China on their mind.
April 19, 2013
Northeast Asia's Free Trade Dream
Japan, South Korea and China are slowly working towards a free trade agreement. Will old disagreements kill a possible deal?
March 30, 2013
Come Together: Why Japan and South Korea Must Join Hands
Despite historical tensions and present challenges, Tokyo and Seoul have good reasons to enhance ties.
March 15, 2013
East Asia's New Peacemaker: Mongolia?
From provocations coming from North Korea to various island spats, East Asia is rife with hotspots. Could Mongolia play a role?
January 24, 2013
Asia's Other Island Spat...Between Japan and Russia
As tensions mount in the East and South China Seas, a dispute over islands between Tokyo and Moscow has also been left unresolved.
December 23, 2012
China's Other Territorial Dispute: Baekdu Mountain
With disputes brewing in the East and South China Seas, there is another piece of territory in Asia that could pose some serious problems…
December 08, 2012
Mongolia's Economic Challenge
Mongolia hopes to leverage widespread international interest in its Tavan Tolgoi coal mine to diversify its economy.
November 02, 2012
Trouble for Tokyo: Japan's Foreign Policy Challenges
Faced with a rising China, Russia’s ‘pivot’ to Asia, and challenges with North and South Korea, Japan may need to reboot its Foreign Policy.
September 28, 2012
Japan-Australia Ties Key to Regional Stability
With the strategic landscape of the Asia-Pacific changing, Australia and Japan look to deepen their relationship.