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Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security
August 12, 2014

Sovereign Debt: Eroding Japan’s National Security

By Andrew Windsor
Japan’s rising public debt has implications that go beyond its economy.
Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense
August 05, 2014

Polls Give Abe a Bump, But Not on Collective Self-Defense

By Clint Richards
Polls indicate dissatisfaction with Abe’s main policies, but lack of opposition probably means no change.

Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny
July 25, 2014

Japan’s Human Rights Record Comes Under Scrutiny

By Clint Richards
Three international reports highlight concerns about Japan’s past and social equality.

Why Defending Taiwan Is NOT Illegal
July 14, 2014

Why Defending Taiwan Is NOT Illegal

By Michal Thim
There are good reasons to think that the UN Charter allows Japan and the US to come to Taiwan’s defense.

Why Defending Taiwan Is Illegal
July 12, 2014

Why Defending Taiwan Is Illegal

By Julian Ku
The UN Charter prohibits any country from coming to Taiwan’s defense if China invades the island.
U.S.-China Talks Tread Water
July 11, 2014

U.S.-China Talks Tread Water

By Clint Richards
Regional issues are reaching a point where China and the US cannot address them bilaterally.

Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization
July 10, 2014

Explosive Map Could Nudge Japan’s Public Toward Normalization

By Clint Richards
China’s attempts to shore up support could backfire and drive the Japanese in favor of collective self-defense.
For Japan, What Comes After Collective Self-Defense?
July 04, 2014

For Japan, What Comes After Collective Self-Defense?

By Ankit Panda
Why the U.S. and Russia should cooperate on n-security, Iran in Iraq, and Zheng He. Weekend links.

Abe’s Marching Orders
July 03, 2014

Abe’s Marching Orders

By Clint Richards
Government plans are well underway to solidify its new Constitutional interpretation.

Threat Theory and Japan's Collective Self-Defense
July 03, 2014

Threat Theory and Japan's Collective Self-Defense

By Ankit Panda
Japan's collective self-defense resolution crystallizes a greater Japanese threat for Beijing.

Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense
July 02, 2014

Taiwan and Japan’s Collective Self-Defense

By Zachary Keck
Though left unsaid, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan figured prominently into Tokyo’s reinterpretation of Article 9.
NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation
July 01, 2014

NHK Ignores Tokyo Self-Immolation

By Kyla Ryan
A man sets himself on fire in protest at Abe’s policies. But that’s not news for NHK.

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