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What’s Behind the New Japan-Philippines Defense Industry Forum?
October 07, 2019

What’s Behind the New Japan-Philippines Defense Industry Forum?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The interaction reinforced the ongoing activity in the security aspect of the strategic partnership.

Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance
September 06, 2018

Japan Must Do More to Support the US-Japan Alliance

By Richard Solomon
In uncertain times, Japan will have to invest more energy in a long-standing partnership.
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
August 16, 2018

Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces

By John Wright
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.

Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
August 08, 2018

Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?

By Mina Pollmann
A new terrorism center suggests that Japan may finally be getting serious about the potential for attacks at home.

Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
December 01, 2017

Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices

By J. Berkshire Miller
With the North Korean threat reaching unparalleled levels, Tokyo is facing difficult choices about self-defense.

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.

All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
June 23, 2017

All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning

By Yuki Tatsumi
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
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.

Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017

Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.

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