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J. Berkshire Miller

J. Berkshire Miller

J. Berkshire Miller is an international affairs professional with significant expertise on security, defense and intelligence issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

He has nearly ten years of work experience on Asia and has held a variety of positions in the private and public sector.

He also currently holds a fellowship with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum.

He is a regular contributor to several journals, magazines and newspapers on Asia-Pacific security issues.

Posts by J. Berkshire Miller
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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.

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