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Bolstering the U.S. Commitment to the Senkaku Islands
May 25, 2017
Bolstering the U.S. Commitment to the Senkaku Islands
China is seeking to create ambiguity over Japanese administration. The U.S. should not let it succeed.
Bolstering the U.S. Commitment to the Senkaku Islands
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
January 24, 2017
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
China is building a maritime cordon sanitaire.
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
December 23, 2016
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
The defense budget approved by Japan’s cabinet will see a moderate 1.4 percent increase from the previous year.
Japan Approves Modest Defense Budget Hike
Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft
July 22, 2016
Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft
U.S. defense contractor Boeing has been awarded a $545 million contract for the delivery of 4 V-22 aircraft to Japan.
Japan to Receive 4 New V-22 Osprey Aircraft
China Has Much to Gain From the South China Sea Ruling
July 18, 2016
China Has Much to Gain From the South China Sea Ruling
The decision regarding Itu Aba allows China to challenge excessive EEZs claimed by Japan, the U.S., France, and others.
China Has Much to Gain From the South China Sea Ruling
Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles
April 12, 2016
Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply 30 Assault Amphibious Vehicles.
Japan’s Military to Get New Assault Amphibious Vehicles
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget
December 28, 2015
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget
Japanese defense spending will increase 1.5 percent during the next fiscal year.
Japan Approves Record Defense Budget
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
September 30, 2015
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
The United States and Japan are also working on a new joint action plan for the defense of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan's Military Gets New Rules of Engagement
Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016
September 01, 2015
Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016
If approved, the new defense budget would be Tokyo’s largest in 14 years.
Japan’s Defense Ministry Wants Record Military Budget for 2016
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
July 21, 2015
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
Tokyo’s 2015 defense white paper highlights concerns over Beijing’s maritime ambitions in Asia.
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
China’s Maritime Disputes: Trouble to the South, but the East Stays Quiet
June 12, 2015
China’s Maritime Disputes: Trouble to the South, but the East Stays Quiet
Tensions are rising in the South China Sea — so why is the East China Sea so calm?
China’s Maritime Disputes: Trouble to the South, but the East Stays Quiet
Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands
May 06, 2015
Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands
The U.S. State Department just approved a $3 billion arms deal with Japan.
Meet Japan’s Newest Aircraft for Defending the Senkaku Islands
Meet Japan's New Maritime Surveillance Plane
April 23, 2015
Meet Japan's New Maritime Surveillance Plane
As tensions in East Asia are on the rise, Japan's Coast Guard is steadily increasing its capabilities.
Meet Japan's New Maritime Surveillance Plane
A New Way to Resolve South China Sea Disputes?
April 10, 2015
A New Way to Resolve South China Sea Disputes?
A retired U.S. admiral suggests an out-of-the-box solution.
A New Way to Resolve South China Sea Disputes?
China-US: Obstacles to a ‘New Type of Major Power Relations’
April 09, 2015
China-US: Obstacles to a ‘New Type of Major Power Relations’
There are several serious challenges the two powers need to surmount if they are to build successful relations.
China-US: Obstacles to a ‘New Type of Major Power Relations’
Are We Prepared for 'Hybrid Warfare'?
February 13, 2015
Are We Prepared for 'Hybrid Warfare'?
From Russia in Ukraine to China in the East China Sea, it is worth assessing how the world may respond.
Are We Prepared for 'Hybrid Warfare'?
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