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North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
February 07, 2018
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
North Korea's upcoming Olympics appearance is both an opportunity and a challenge for South Korea, Japan, and the U.S.
North Korea Diplomacy and the Winter Olympics
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
February 07, 2018
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
Japan lodges protest over Inter-Korean Winter Olympic Unification Flag.
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time
February 02, 2018
US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time
An Aegis Ashore-launched SM-3 Block IIA interceptor failed to hit its target during a ballistic missile defense test on January 31st.
US Ballistic Missile Intercept Test Fails for 2nd Time
Asia's Energy Security Future: The Geopolitical Dimension
February 01, 2018
Asia's Energy Security Future: The Geopolitical Dimension
Asia’s oil demands are set to boom and security concerns could multiply as well.
Asia's Energy Security Future: The Geopolitical Dimension
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
January 31, 2018
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
Japan needs its own Goldwater-Nichols, forcing jointness upon the Self Defense Forces.
Solving Japan's Joint Operations Problem
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
January 31, 2018
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
Controversy over the comfort women is partly rooted in a Manichean worldview dividing people into innocents and oppressors.
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
January 17, 2018
A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
What should we make of two disconcerting mistakes in Japan and Hawaii?
A Week of False Ballistic Missile Alerts: From Japan to Hawaii
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
January 08, 2018
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
A recent government report criticizes the agreement made under the previous Park administration.
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
January 02, 2018
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
Discussions on a VFA have been taking place since 2014; the two sides are expected to sign the agreement soon.
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business
December 22, 2017
Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business
A burgeoning nuclear export portfolio carries with it significant risks and responsibilities.
Japan’s Nuclear Exports: Risky Business
Japan to Delay Development of New Stealth Fighter
November 16, 2017
Japan to Delay Development of New Stealth Fighter
Japan is likely to postpone the development of the indigenously designed and developed F-3 stealth fighter jet.
Japan to Delay Development of New Stealth Fighter
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
October 16, 2017
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
Total Air Self-Defense Force scrambles dropped slightly from 2016, but Japan remains concerned.
Japanese Defense Ministry: 'Unusual' Chinese Military Air Activities Increase Near Japan's Airspace
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
October 12, 2017
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
Trade negotiators are meeting next week in South Korea to discuss the RCEP, which could impact billions of lives.
5 Hidden Costs of the RCEP to People and Planet
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
October 10, 2017
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
Gender equality remains a distant pursuit for much of the Asia-Pacific region, despite the economic and social benefits.
Closing The Gap: Asia’s Slow Progress on Equality
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
October 03, 2017
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
The stakes in Japan's October 2017 are high, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeking a new mandate to handle North Korea.
The Story of How Japanese Politics Got Shaken Up in 2017
How Can Europe Contribute to Northeast Asia's Security?
September 21, 2017
How Can Europe Contribute to Northeast Asia's Security?
The EU is well-placed to play a positive role in managing the region's flashpoints.
How Can Europe Contribute to Northeast Asia's Security?
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