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Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
December 12, 2018
Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
The Diplomat talks with Saturo Nagao about the trajectory of ties between Japan and India in the wider Indo-Pacific.
Satoru Nagao on the Japan-India ‘Special’ Relationship
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
July 27, 2018
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Now is a time for alliance management and shrewd diplomacy from Japan.
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
May 17, 2018
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
This year's Diplomacy Bluebook shows Japan scrambling to square long-held positions with rapid changes in the region.
Japan's Foreign Policy Balancing Act
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
March 30, 2018
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Japan must demonstrate that its commitment to international law and democratic values is more than just a fig leaf.
Japan’s Values-Free and Token Indo-Pacific Strategy
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
June 13, 2017
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
March 07, 2017
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
February 06, 2017
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
Washington is the glue that holds together whatever informal security arrangements Tokyo aspires to develop in Asia.
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
June 30, 2016
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
April 19, 2016
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
September 11, 2015
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
Japan has been quick to donate money, but slow to welcome refugees.
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
July 31, 2015
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s regional diplomacy has been dominated by Japan’s past and China’s future.
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
February 04, 2015
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
Japan should not let the tragic murder of two citizens shake its resolve to uphold world peace and security.
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
October 17, 2014
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
A look at Japan's active foreign policy in Northeast Asia.
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
Abe the “Internationalist”?
July 22, 2013
Abe the “Internationalist”?
Abe’s diplomacy has been remarkably active in his second term. That will need to continue.
Abe the “Internationalist”?
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