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The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations
August 31, 2016

The Most Dangerous Problem in Asia: China-Japan Relations

By Kerry Brown
China and Japan have a thousand year history of fighting each other. What if that pattern repeats itself?
Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address
August 08, 2016

Japan’s Emperor Hints at Abdication in Televised Address

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The ten-minute pre-recorded message was the second-ever televised address of the Emperor to the public.

International Law Won't Stop China in the South China Sea
July 20, 2016

International Law Won't Stop China in the South China Sea

By Aurelia George Mulgan
Countering power with rules is doomed to fail in the South China Sea.

Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms
July 15, 2016

Japan's Emperor Wants to Abdicate, But That May Require Legal Reforms

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Emperor Akihito might want to abdicate, but other factors might prevent his wishes from coming to fruition.

It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II
February 15, 2016

It's Time for an American Film Depicting the Chinese Theater of World War II

By Robert Farley
Why has Hollywood shied away from films about Sino-U.S. cooperation during the Second World War?
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
January 08, 2016

What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?

By Benjamin David Baker
One of the most decisive battles of the Second World War could have ended up very differently. Be glad it didn’t though.

Why Did Imperial Japan Surrender on the USS Missouri?
September 03, 2015

Why Did Imperial Japan Surrender on the USS Missouri?

By Robert Farley
The choice of the USS Missouri was no accident.
4 Reasons Shinzo Abe Should Attend China’s WW2 Military Parade
August 24, 2015

4 Reasons Shinzo Abe Should Attend China’s WW2 Military Parade

By Dingding Chen
After all considerations, the benefits are greater than costs. Shinzo Abe should seize this golden opportunity.

Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship
March 05, 2015

Remembering History’s Mightiest Warship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The brief look at the story behind the largest battleship ever constructed in naval history.

The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did
September 04, 2014

The CCP Didn’t Fight Imperial Japan; the KMT Did

By Zachary Keck
While the KMT military defended China against Japan during WWII, the CCP built up strength for the civil war.

Resolving Asia's History Wars Once and for All
August 23, 2014

Resolving Asia's History Wars Once and for All

By Zachary Keck
There's a painfully obvious solution to Asia’s history wars which no side even tries.
How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives
August 07, 2014

How Hiroshima and Nagasaki Saved Millions of Lives

By Zachary Keck
By showing the world the horrors of nuclear warfare, the atomic bombings made future ones much less likely.

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