February 23, 2013
6 Ways to Prevent a Conflict Between Tokyo and Beijing
There are many reasons why China and Japan won’t go to war. Now is the time to explore how to actively prevent it.
February 08, 2013
How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?
As tensions rise, Linda Jakobson looks at how China’s leader-in-waiting may be involved—and the role of dysfunctional decision-making.
December 28, 2012
A Frightening Prospect: War in the East China Sea
A noted scholar warns of a China – Japan war with the U.S. being dragged in. Is it possible?
December 21, 2012
Taiwan's East China Sea Peace Plan
President Ma has crafted a plan to solve the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute. Could it work?
November 04, 2012
Can China Learn from Rome?
China can emulate a Roman general known for delay—if it has the patience.
October 26, 2012
Doubling Down in the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands?
Although China and Japan continue to talk, both sides seem to be hardening their positions.
October 25, 2012
Japan's Three Options in the East China Sea
Tokyo has a number of options when its comes to the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands spat. What should Japan do?
October 25, 2012
Can China 'Win' Without Fighting?
Beijing’s “shadowboxing” strategy: China may have the luxury of wearing down Japan in the East China Sea.
October 23, 2012
Tensions in the East China Sea: Here To Stay
Why misconceptions, nationalism, and strategic advantage give China little incentive to seek compromise.
October 19, 2012
What to Talk About: Easing China-Japan Island Tensions
China and Japan will hold fresh talks over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Can a compromise be found?
October 10, 2012
Something to Talk About, Again
MIT’s Taylor Fravel gives an update on a possible way out of the current Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands stalemate.
October 07, 2012
Thinking About the Unthinkable: War in the Senkakus
Japan is at a disadvantage in the Senkakus despite the Self-Defense Forces’ superior quality.