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Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
December 29, 2017

Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore

By Ankit Panda
Russia believes the deployment of these systems will undermine its interests.
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
June 05, 2017

Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Furthermore, the Russian president does not rule out a U.S. troop presence on the disputed islands if controlled by Japan.

Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
March 01, 2017

Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia’s defense minister intends to station a new Russian army division on the disputed Kuril Islands in 2017.

Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit
December 31, 2016

Putin’s Visit to Japan and the Russia-Japan Summit

By Shinji Hyodo
The two leaders take another step towards the conclusion of a peace treaty.

How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan
December 23, 2016

How Putin Outplayed Abe in Japan

By Liubomir K. Topaloff
In this diplomatic sparring match, there was only one winner.
How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship
December 22, 2016

How the Kuril Islands Are Testing Shinzo Abe's Statesmanship

By Sergey Radchenko
The recent Russia-Japan summit could be best described as embarrassment for Abe and a major coup for Putin.

Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach
December 21, 2016

Russia-Japan Summit: No Grand Bargain Within Reach

By Jeremy Maxie
A mutually beneficial 'balance of power' based on territorial and security arrangements remains beyond reach.
No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress
December 17, 2016

No Peace Deal for Russia and Japan, But Slow Progress

By Bob Savic
Siberian energy deals are set to warm Japan-Russia ties while the peace treaty is put on ice.

Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan
December 07, 2016

Don’t Expect Surprises From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Japan

By Dmitry Filippov
Japan is hoping for a breakthrough on a long-standing territorial dispute. That's not likely to happen.

Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?
October 18, 2016

Kuril Islands Dispute: Russia-Japan Joint Administration on the Table?

By Ankit Panda
Japan denies that any talks for joint administration of the dispute island chain are underway with Russia.

Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok
September 09, 2016

Mr. Abe Goes to Vladivostok

By James D.J Brown and Andrei I. Kozinets
Abe's embrace of Russia marks a radical shift from previous Japanese policy.
Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties
September 08, 2016

Shinzo Abe Going All In on Improving Japan-Russia Ties

By Dmitry Filippov
Abe is committing a lot of diplomatic (and literal) capital to Japan-Russia relations. What will he get in return?

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