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Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
November 15, 2018
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
A deal, based on the 1956 Declaration, is closer than it has been in decades.
Will Japan and Russia Finally Settle Their Territorial Dispute?
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
June 01, 2018
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
Japan's prime minister may finally have to give up hope of making progress on a long-standing territorial dispute.
Abe's Russia Trip Comes to an Underwhelming End
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
June 05, 2017
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
Furthermore, the Russian president does not rule out a U.S. troop presence on the disputed islands if controlled by Japan.
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
May 04, 2017
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
A recent summit had little to offer on a thorny territorial dispute, but added North Korea to the agenda.
What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
March 01, 2017
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
Russia’s defense minister intends to station a new Russian army division on the disputed Kuril Islands in 2017.
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
December 23, 2016
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
December 22, 2016
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
The recent Russia-Japan summit could be best described as embarrassment for Abe and a major coup for Putin.
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
December 21, 2016
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
A mutually beneficial 'balance of power' based on territorial and security arrangements remains beyond reach.
Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
December 17, 2016
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
December 07, 2016
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
Japan is hoping for a breakthrough on a long-standing territorial dispute. That's not likely to happen.
Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
September 21, 2016
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
By warming up to Moscow, is Shinzo Abe playing right into Putin's hands?
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
September 09, 2016
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
Abe's embrace of Russia marks a radical shift from previous Japanese policy.
Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
September 08, 2016
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
Abe is committing a lot of diplomatic (and literal) capital to Japan-Russia relations. What will he get in return?
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
September 04, 2016
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
Japan's outreach to Russia is risky, as it could end up alienating the United States.
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia
June 18, 2016
Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia
Abe hopes economic interactions will help compel Russia to compromise on a territorial dispute.
Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia
Is the Japan-Russia Honeymoon Over Before It Even Began?
June 08, 2016
Is the Japan-Russia Honeymoon Over Before It Even Began?
Japan and Russia's attempt at rapprochement once again runs straight into harsh geopolitical realities.
Is the Japan-Russia Honeymoon Over Before It Even Began?
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