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Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
March 24, 2018
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Tokyo has serious concerns about the U.S.-North Korea dialogue and also the potential of nuclear war.
Japan’s Security Alliance Dilemma
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
March 23, 2018
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
The Japanese prime minister has put serious effort into diplomacy near and far -- but will it pay off?
Abe’s Charm Offensive – Is There a Second Act?
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
March 22, 2018
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
On the eve of Trump’s higher steel and aluminium tariffs, Japan’s Trade Minister is pushing grounds for exemptions.
Japan Sees Hope for US Metal Duty Exemptions
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
March 20, 2018
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
Rational self-interest and energy security are more important than Western politics for US allies in Northeast Asia.
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?
March 09, 2018
Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?
Japan's new fighter jet will purportedly be based on existing European or U.S. aircraft designs.
Will US and UK Join Japan's Stealth Fighter Program?
The Case for a New US-Japan Strategy: Why We Need a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
March 08, 2018
The Case for a New US-Japan Strategy: Why We Need a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Japan and the U.S. are two global leaders who must work side-by-side to spread peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region.
The Case for a New US-Japan Strategy: Why We Need a Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Japan Denies Scrapping 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Program
March 07, 2018
Japan Denies Scrapping 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Program
Japan’s Ministry of Defense distanced itself from reports that it is no longer pursuing an indigenous stealth fighter jet.
Japan Denies Scrapping 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Program
Japan's Scraps Domestic Development of 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
March 06, 2018
Japan's Scraps Domestic Development of 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
Japan is slated to discontinue the development of an indigenous stealth fighter jet.
Japan's Scraps Domestic Development of 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
March 01, 2018
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
For the first time in 11 years, the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute made its way into a South Korean president’s March 1 remarks.
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
February 17, 2018
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
Once one of the world’s most capable air forces, Japan now finds itself outmatched in air-to-air combat capabilities.
How Did Japan Lose Its Air Superiority Advantage?
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
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