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The Dangerous Naivety of ICAN
November 02, 2018

The Dangerous Naivety of ICAN

By Yukari Easton
Should Japan sign the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), which ICAN champions?

The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
December 18, 2017

The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context

By J.M. Norton and Monte R. Bullard
A look at the geopolitical drivers of policy in North Korea, China, and elsewhere.
Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?
December 02, 2017

Is Japan’s 'Nuclear Allergy' Being Cured?

By Aron Woonink
President Trump’s rhetoric and a highly threatening North Korea are chipping away at Japan's nuclear neuralgia.

Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
November 03, 2017

Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?

By Tom Corben
Prospective reforms to Japan’s military posture mask the strategic vulnerability of Japan’s nuclear reactors.

Japan’s Nuclear Moment
April 21, 2017

Japan’s Nuclear Moment

By Liubomir K. Topaloff
Geopolitical trends have combined to open a window of opportunity for Japan to become a nuclear state.

Donald Trump’s Potentially Dangerous Impact on US Policy in East Asia
November 01, 2016

Donald Trump’s Potentially Dangerous Impact on US Policy in East Asia

By Parker Novak
Trump's rhetoric is already having an impact in East Asia, and not in ways beneficial to the United States.

Will North Korea's Nuclear Test Tempt South Korea and Japan to Go Nuclear?
September 27, 2016

Will North Korea's Nuclear Test Tempt South Korea and Japan to Go Nuclear?

By Pang Zhongying
The latest test may strengthen calls South Korea and Japan to develop their own nuclear weapons.
Is It Time for Nuclear Sharing in East Asia?
September 19, 2016

Is It Time for Nuclear Sharing in East Asia?

By Elmar Hellendoorn and Christine M. Leah
The dynamics that generated U.S.-NATO nuclear sharing in Europe in the late 1950s seem to be emerging in Asia today.

Trump: A Clear and Present Danger to Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts
May 06, 2016

Trump: A Clear and Present Danger to Nuclear Nonproliferation Efforts

By Yukari Easton
The greatest threat posed by Trump is his cavalier attitude toward nuclear proliferation.

Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum
April 06, 2016

Japan's Nuclear Weapons Conundrum

By Mina Pollmann
Even while Japan pushes for a world free of nuclear weapons, it recognizes the importance of a nuclear deterrence.

Asia’s Nuclear Arena: Hedging And Deterring
March 09, 2016

Asia’s Nuclear Arena: Hedging And Deterring

By Mercy A. Kuo and Angelica O. Tang
Insight from Mark Fitzpatrick
Japan's Plutonium Problem
February 19, 2014

Japan's Plutonium Problem

By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan's stockpile of plutonium is causing concerns regionally and globally.

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