Japan nuclear weapons
April 01, 2023
Asia’s Nuclear Future
By Cheryl Rofer
Even in today’s unsettled environment, the prospects for additional states to develop nuclear weapons are low. But if there is a next nuclear power, it’ll be found in Asia.
November 26, 2021
Nuclear Proliferation Concerns in East Asia: Beyond North Korea
By Hart Rapaport
The nuclear situation in East Asia is more nuanced than the actions of a single nation.
February 10, 2021
Japan’s Dilemma Over Nuclear Disarmament
By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s refusal to sign the U.N. treaty banning nuclear weapons has exacerbated a Pandora’s box of internal and international criticism.
January 17, 2020
Japan’s Security Choices in an Uncertain East Asia
By Titli Basu
What kind of Japan will the region have to deal with in the coming decades?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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