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Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
February 07, 2018
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
Japan lodges protest over Inter-Korean Winter Olympic Unification Flag.
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
November 10, 2017
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
The ‘Dokdo shrimp’ controversy is not the first argument of its kind – in Asia or elsewhere.
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
April 26, 2017
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
Trilateralism over the North Korean issue with the United States has temporarily drawn attention away from bilateral tensions.
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
How to Fix the Japan-South Korea Relationship
April 20, 2015
How to Fix the Japan-South Korea Relationship
Washington needs to reorient how it thinks about ties between its two key allies.
How to Fix the Japan-South Korea Relationship
After 5 Years, Japan, South Korea Hold Security Dialogue
April 15, 2015
After 5 Years, Japan, South Korea Hold Security Dialogue
The defense and foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan met for a "two-plus-two" dialogue for the first time in five years.
After 5 Years, Japan, South Korea Hold Security Dialogue
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
October 09, 2014
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Griffith University's Christian Wirth on the ongoing dangers associated with East Asia's maritime disputes.
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
August 26, 2014
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
Bringing the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute to the ICJ will need a change of national identity narrative in South Korea.
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
August 13, 2014
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
The Japanese government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to exert control over its far-flung islands.
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
July 24, 2014
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
In disputes over history and territory, the PR fight is intense … and damaging.
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
The ICJ and the Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute
May 13, 2014
The ICJ and the Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute
Referring the dispute to the international court would have complications, but may be the only feasible solution.
The ICJ and the Dokdo/Takeshima Dispute
No, the US Won't Back South Korea Against Japan on Dokdo
May 02, 2014
No, the US Won't Back South Korea Against Japan on Dokdo
President Obama backing Japan on the Senkaku Islands has caused South Korea to ask questions about Dokdo.
No, the US Won't Back South Korea Against Japan on Dokdo
Dokdo-Takeshima Row Reignites Over New Japanese Textbooks
April 04, 2014
Dokdo-Takeshima Row Reignites Over New Japanese Textbooks
New Japanese elementary school textbooks make stronger claims to the disputed islands than ever before.
Dokdo-Takeshima Row Reignites Over New Japanese Textbooks
New Japanese Teaching Guidelines Treat Senkakus, Kurils, Takeshima As 'Integral Territories'
January 28, 2014
New Japanese Teaching Guidelines Treat Senkakus, Kurils, Takeshima As 'Integral Territories'
Japan's new teaching guidelines will add tension to an already fraught region.
New Japanese Teaching Guidelines Treat Senkakus, Kurils, Takeshima As 'Integral Territories'
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
January 27, 2014
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
Katsuto Momii also called international anger over Japan’s wartime brothels “puzzling.”
Head of Japan’s NHK: Broadcaster Should Support Senkaku Claim
US-Japan Alliance Sparks Korean Grand Strategy Debate
December 11, 2013
US-Japan Alliance Sparks Korean Grand Strategy Debate
Korea’s issues with Japan are much more deep-seated than U.S. policymakers seem to understand.
US-Japan Alliance Sparks Korean Grand Strategy Debate
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