November 05, 2015
China and the ‘Magna Carta Moment’
By Gabriel Collins
The work of civil courts may be gradually creating a robust foundation for individual rights.
November 04, 2015
Beyond Futenma: Okinawa and the US Base Conundrum
By Shannon Tiezzi
The U.S. basing dispute on Okinawa goes much deeper than the debate over Futenma Air Station.
October 27, 2015
Gauging Japan’s ‘Proactive Contributions to Peace’
By Jeffrey W. Hornung
The rhetoric has been strong, but has it been matched by action.
October 26, 2015
Park Geun-hye’s Visit and the US-ROK Alliance
By Daniel A. Pinkston and Clint Work
Where does the alliance stand after the South Korean president’s recent visit?
October 15, 2015
China: Projecting Power Through Peacekeeping
By Ryan Pickrell
World peace is an admirable goal, but states are rarely interested in pursuing it over their own interests.
October 09, 2015
China’s AIIB and OBOR: Ambitions and Challenges
By Zhiqun Zhu
The two ambitious projects have become an integral part of Chinese diplomacy.
October 04, 2015
Japan’s Security Bills: Overpromising and Under-Delivering
By Tom Le
The new security bills risk disappointing both opponents and proponents.
October 02, 2015
The Trouble With Japan's Defense Exports
By Mina Pollmann
Opening Japan's defense industry to the international market is a significant step, but it won't happen overnight.
September 30, 2015
Abenomics 2.0: A Reform Reboot For Japan?
By Anthony Fensom
The Japanese PM turns his attention from defense to his economic program.
September 29, 2015
Could China Be About to Transform Its Military?
By John Costello
There has been talk of radical reform of decades. Finally, it looks like it might happen.
September 24, 2015
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, One Year Later
By Su-Mei Ooi and Megan Day
A year on, what can we learn from Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement?
September 09, 2015
Foreign Investors and China’s Naval Buildup
By Gabriel Collins
Chinese shipbuilders are looking to international capital markets to fund their operations.