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June 13, 2017
Shinzo Abe: Ideologue or Pragmatist?
By Dmitry Filippov
Japan's prime minister isn't nationalistic so much as realistic.
March 07, 2017
Abe’s Trump Challenge and Japan's Foreign Policy Choices
By Carlos Ramirez
Will Japan use Trump's presidency as impetus to commit to a new Asian security architecture in the region?
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
February 06, 2017
Japan’s Regional Strategy Reveals an Ally at Risk
By Jeremy Maxie and Grant Newsham
Washington is the glue that holds together whatever informal security arrangements Tokyo aspires to develop in Asia.
June 30, 2016
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
By Sarah Lohschelder
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.
April 19, 2016
The Real Accomplishments of the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting
By Yuki Tatsumi
The focus on Kerry in Hiroshima overshadowed a major foreign policy "win" for Japan.
September 11, 2015
Japan's Role in the Refugee Crisis
By Mina Pollmann
Japan has been quick to donate money, but slow to welcome refugees.
July 31, 2015
Japan and Asia: Dances with the Dragon
By Yo-Jung Chen
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s regional diplomacy has been dominated by Japan’s past and China’s future.
February 04, 2015
Post-Hostage Crisis, What Is Japan's Role in the Middle East?
By Mina Pollmann
Japan should not let the tragic murder of two citizens shake its resolve to uphold world peace and security.
October 17, 2014
Japan and Its Neighbors: Shinzo Abe's Northeast Asia Diplomacy
By Shannon Tiezzi
A look at Japan's active foreign policy in Northeast Asia.
July 22, 2013
Abe the “Internationalist”?
Abe’s diplomacy has been remarkably active in his second term. That will need to continue.