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China's Military Spending
June 08, 2011
China's Military Spending
The US share of global military spending has hit 43 percent. Despite double-digit hikes, China still lags far behind.
China's Military Spending
US Reaffirms Asia Role
June 08, 2011
US Reaffirms Asia Role
The US is in the midst of a debate about its future role in the Asia-Pacific. The region is better for its presence.
US Reaffirms Asia Role
China's Rare Earth Motives
June 05, 2011
China's Rare Earth Motives
China claims its restrictions on rare earth exports are about the environment. It’s not the most convincing excuse.
China's Rare Earth Motives
June 03, 2011
How China Disappoints EU
Disappointed over human rights and the rule of law in China, don’t expect European leaders to lift the arms embargo.
How China Disappoints EU
Japan's Absent Robots
June 02, 2011
Japan's Absent Robots
Japan is famous for its robots. So why has it relied on foreign built ones during the Fukushima nuclear crisis?
Japan's Absent Robots
May 31, 2011
Japan's Crisis and the SDF
Japan’s Self-Defense Force had good reviews for its post-crisis performance. Is the public ready for more?
Japan's Crisis and the SDF
Travel Advisories and Politics
May 30, 2011
Travel Advisories and Politics
The travel advisories for Japan over the nuclear crisis highlight the intersection between safety, politics and economics.
Travel Advisories and Politics
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
May 26, 2011
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
Despite the unpopularity of Naoto Kan and his government, the Japanese public has remained relatively quiet.
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
Japan’s TPP Short-Termism
May 25, 2011
Japan’s TPP Short-Termism
Japan’s government has again deferred a decision on a key trade pact. The delays are hurting the country.
Japan’s TPP Short-Termism
Flyjin Reconciliation
May 24, 2011
Flyjin Reconciliation
Some foreigners who left Japan in the wake of the March 11 crisis are finding a chilly reception on returning.
Flyjin Reconciliation
Trilateral Maritime Partners?
May 21, 2011
Trilateral Maritime Partners?
The Philippines has the potential to be a key maritime partner for Japan and the United States.
Trilateral Maritime Partners?
The Great Power-Saving Nation?
May 20, 2011
The Great Power-Saving Nation?
Signs of energy conservation can be seen all over Tokyo. Could Japan become a model for low consumption?
The Great Power-Saving Nation?
Japan’s Area-Denial Strategy
May 19, 2011
Japan’s Area-Denial Strategy
With an eye on China’s military, Japan is best served by an asymmetric approach to its sea defences.
Japan’s Area-Denial Strategy
Bingde Comes to Washington
May 18, 2011
Bingde Comes to Washington
The visit by China’s top general to Washington this week is welcome. But real domestic reforms must follow.
Bingde Comes to Washington
Japan Stuck With Nuclear Power
May 17, 2011
Japan Stuck With Nuclear Power
Despite Naoto Kan’s pledge to review nuclear power in Japan, the country has few alternatives.
Japan Stuck With Nuclear Power
Nascent Anti-Nuclear Movement?
May 13, 2011
Nascent Anti-Nuclear Movement?
Will the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant herald an anti-nuclear movement in Japan? There are signs it will.
Nascent Anti-Nuclear Movement?
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