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What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?
May 04, 2017

What's New in Japan-Russia Relations?

By Mina Pollmann
A recent summit had little to offer on a thorny territorial dispute, but added North Korea to the agenda.
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.

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.

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.

What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
September 21, 2016

What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World

By Yo-Jung Chen
By warming up to Moscow, is Shinzo Abe playing right into Putin's hands?
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.

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.
Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia
June 18, 2016

Japan's 'New Approach' to Russia

By James D.J. Brown
Abe hopes economic interactions will help compel Russia to compromise on a territorial dispute.

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.

Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
May 28, 2016

Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement

By Dmitry Filippov
How successful was Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to Russia?

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.

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