Japan’s Official Security Assistance: The Sleeping Giant Stirs?
By James Kaizuka
Tokyo’s new security framework plays to Japan’s existing strengths by deepening existing partnerships, but remains constrained by long-standing norms and sensitivities.
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
By Erik Isaksson
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.
Is Japan's Militarization Normal?
By Van Jackson
What Japan is doing is clear. Why it is doing it is much more complex.
Time for Europe to Get Strategic in Its Arms Exports to Asia
By Thomas Paulsen and Janka Oertel
‘It is high time that Germany and Europe strategically tackled the security policy challenges they face in the Far East.’