November 15, 2018
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
By Dmitri V. Streltsov
A deal, based on the 1956 Declaration, is closer than it has been in decades.
September 14, 2018
Putin Surprises Abe With Offer of Japan-Russia Peace Treaty
By Daniel Hurst
Accepting Putin's offer would go against long-standing Japanese position on the territorial dispute.
July 11, 2017
Abe, Putin Meet at G-20 as Disputed Northern Territories Recede Into Distance
By James D.J. Brown
Despite Japan's "new approach" to relations, Russia's position on the disputed islands has hardened.
December 17, 2016
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
By Bob Savic
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.
September 03, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
By Ankit Panda
Putin is signaling that he could be open to a compromise on the dispute, but there needs to be trust first.