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Japan PM Pushes Closer Southeast Asia Ties in China Counter
October 22, 2020

Japan PM Pushes Closer Southeast Asia Ties in China Counter

By Associated Press
Suga promised to help ASEAN states beef up their maritime capabilities in the face of China's increasing assertiveness in the region.

How to Make a Sharp-edged Quad Work
October 22, 2020

How to Make a Sharp-edged Quad Work

By Abhijnan Rej
India’s recent decision to include Australia in the Malabar exercises is a significant step toward a militarized Quad. But what should the grouping keep in mind going forward?
Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile
October 21, 2020

Japan Sticks to Nuclear Fuel Recycling Plan Despite Plutonium Stockpile

By Associated Press
Japan now has 45.5 tons of separated plutonium, enough to make about 6,000 atomic bombs.

In Vietnam’s Capital, Japanese PM Pushes Indo-Pacific Vision
October 20, 2020

In Vietnam’s Capital, Japanese PM Pushes Indo-Pacific Vision

By Sebastian Strangio
In building on Japan's complementary interests with Vietnam, Suga has signaled a clear continuity with his precedessor's foreign policy approach.

What Does the New Asia Power Index Say About the Quad?
October 19, 2020

What Does the New Asia Power Index Say About the Quad?

By Abhijnan Rej
The Lowy index points to a grim bipolar future for Asia.

Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?
October 19, 2020

Is the Quad Bound by Values or Interests?

By Grant Wyeth
Is the Quad really made up of “vibrant and pluralistic democracies with shared values”?

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip
October 19, 2020

Japan’s Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe’s Vision on Southeast Asia Trip

By Associated Press
As Suga Yoshihide jets off on his first overseas trip as Japan's leader, he is battling a number of controversies at home.
Trump Has Undermined His Own Quad Goals
October 16, 2020

Trump Has Undermined His Own Quad Goals

By Mohamed Zeeshan
A shared threat from China should have led Australia, India, and Japan to rally behind the U.S. Why hasn’t that happened?

Japan Launches New Submarine Class
October 15, 2020

Japan Launches New Submarine Class

By Steven Stashwick
JS Taigei is first of a larger, quieter class to face increasingly assertive Chinese warships.

Japan’s Suga Set to Authorize Arms Sales to Vietnam
October 15, 2020

Japan’s Suga Set to Authorize Arms Sales to Vietnam

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Suga is also promising to bolster Japan's economic engagement with Southeast Asian Nations.

China and the Quad: From Sea Foam to Indo-Pacific NATO
October 15, 2020

China and the Quad: From Sea Foam to Indo-Pacific NATO

By Abhijnan Rej
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s recent remarks on the Quad are a substantial shift in tone.
Japan’s Approach to Ghana Is a Blueprint for African Development
October 14, 2020

Japan’s Approach to Ghana Is a Blueprint for African Development

By Henri Kouam and Sarmad Ishfaq
Japan’s “tech-centric” development strategy provides an alternative option to the assistance China offers.

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