Kishida’s Trip to Middle East Focuses on Energy, Defense Cooperation
By Mina Pollmann
There are ironies involved in both, given that fossil fuels ties Japan and the region together more than shared liberal values.
Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?
By Thisanka Siripala
Acrimonious Iran-U.S relations haven’t deterred Prime Minister Abe, who is on a scheduled tour of the Middle East under the banner of “peace diplomacy.”
Japan-Saudi Ties: An Interview With the Japanese Ambassador
By Alexander Woodman
Ambassador Tsukasa Uemura discusses the future of the Japan-Saudi relationship, and how to build strong cultural ties.
China and Saudi Arabia: A New Alliance?
By Wang Jin
China-Saudi Arabia ties are seeing more political-military cooperation, but oil continues to dominate.