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.
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.
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?
Taiwan's East China Sea Peace Plan
President Ma has crafted a plan to solve the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands dispute. Could it work?
Can China Learn from Rome?
China can emulate a Roman general known for delay—if it has the patience.
Doubling Down in the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands?
Although China and Japan continue to talk, both sides seem to be hardening their positions.
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?
Can China 'Win' Without Fighting?
Beijing’s “shadowboxing” strategy: China may have the luxury of wearing down Japan in the East China Sea.
Tensions in the East China Sea: Here To Stay
Why misconceptions, nationalism, and strategic advantage give China little incentive to seek compromise.
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?
Something to Talk About, Again
MIT’s Taylor Fravel gives an update on a possible way out of the current Senkaku / Diaoyu Islands stalemate.
Thinking About the Unthinkable: War in the Senkakus
Japan is at a disadvantage in the Senkakus despite the Self-Defense Forces’ superior quality.