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Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
September 04, 2016

Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia

By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's outreach to Russia is risky, as it could end up alienating the United States.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
September 03, 2016

Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution

By Ankit Panda
Putin is signaling that he could be open to a compromise on the dispute, but there needs to be trust first.

Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
June 30, 2016

Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute

By Sarah Lohschelder
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.

Is the Japan-Russia Honeymoon Over Before It Even Began?
June 08, 2016

Is the Japan-Russia Honeymoon Over Before It Even Began?

By Dmitry Filippov
Japan and Russia's attempt at rapprochement once again runs straight into harsh geopolitical realities.

Russia and Japan Unlikely to Make ‘Serious Progress’ in Kuril Islands Dispute
May 05, 2016

Russia and Japan Unlikely to Make ‘Serious Progress’ in Kuril Islands Dispute

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Kremlin cautions that this Friday’s Abe-Putin meeting will not resolve a long-standing territorial dispute.
Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
March 28, 2016

Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Moscow is allegedly also exploring whether the islands could serve as a naval base for its Pacific fleet.

Putin’s Visit to Japan Indefinitely Postponed
October 16, 2015

Putin’s Visit to Japan Indefinitely Postponed

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The “environment is not suitable for a visit” at this time.
Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?
October 05, 2015

Can Japan and Russia Resolve Their Territorial Dispute?

By Vindu Mai Chotani
Talks are again underway. Can the two countries remove the main obstacle to stronger ties?

Putin to Visit Tokyo as Japan, Russia Restart Peace Talks
September 30, 2015

Putin to Visit Tokyo as Japan, Russia Restart Peace Talks

By Shannon Tiezzi
An Abe-Putin meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA again raised hopes for a peace treaty between Japan and Russia.

Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister
September 10, 2015

Japan Wary of Rising Russia Threat: Ex-Defense Minister

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Former official notes Tokyo’s concern about growing provocations from Moscow.

This Could Be China's Biggest Defense Deal Yet
July 25, 2015

This Could Be China's Biggest Defense Deal Yet

By Ankit Panda
Plus, trouble in the Kuril Islands again, a new intelligence war, and more. Weekend links.
Abe and Putin May Meet in November
June 30, 2015

Abe and Putin May Meet in November

By Ankit Panda
Shinzo Abe and Vladimir Putin will plan to meet on the sidelines of international summits in November 2015.

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