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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
Abe’s potential constitutional revision is likely to be underwhelming for the JSDF.
Constitutional Revision: A (Tiny) Step Forward for Japan's Self-Defense Forces
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?
A new terrorism center suggests that Japan may finally be getting serious about the potential for attacks at home.
Can the 2020 Olympics Push a Rethink of Japan's Counterterrorism Strategy?
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
December 01, 2017
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
With the North Korean threat reaching unparalleled levels, Tokyo is facing difficult choices about self-defense.
Japan’s Increasingly Tough Defense Choices
Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
November 03, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
Prospective reforms to Japan’s military posture mask the strategic vulnerability of Japan’s nuclear reactors.
Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
June 23, 2017
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
As regional tensions rise, Japan will have to make the most of a limited defense budget.
All About the Yen: Japan Begins Mid-Term Defense Planning
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
April 21, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Geopolitical trends have combined to open a window of opportunity for Japan to become a nuclear state.
Japan’s Nuclear Moment
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
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