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The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
September 08, 2017
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
Why Japan and Russia won't reach an agreement on the Northern Territories dispute.
The Third Annual Eastern Economic Forum and the Japan-Russia Summit
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
Furthermore, the Russian president does not rule out a U.S. troop presence on the disputed islands if controlled by Japan.
Putin: Russian Force Buildup in Kuril Islands a Response to US Military Actions
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?
Russia’s defense minister intends to station a new Russian army division on the disputed Kuril Islands in 2017.
Is Russia’s Military Deploying 10,000 Additional Troops on the Kuril Islands?
What Will a Kuril Islands Deal Between Russia and Japan Take?
November 07, 2016
What Will a Kuril Islands Deal Between Russia and Japan Take?
Japan looks to incentivize Russian interest in a deal over the Kurils by laying out several economic initiatives.
What Will a Kuril Islands Deal Between Russia and Japan Take?
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
October 19, 2016
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
As Obama enters his last hundred days in office, Asia remains in flux.
Next US President's Asia-Pacific Inbox: 8 Issues to Watch in Obama's Final 100 Days
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
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
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
The Kremlin cautions that this Friday’s Abe-Putin meeting will not resolve a long-standing territorial dispute.
Russia and Japan Unlikely to Make ‘Serious Progress’ in Kuril Islands Dispute
Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
March 28, 2016
Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
Moscow is allegedly also exploring whether the islands could serve as a naval base for its Pacific fleet.
Russia to Deploy Missile Systems on Kuril Islands
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
December 14, 2015
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
Given domestic and regional realities, how involved can Japan be in the South China Sea?
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
Putin’s Visit to Japan Indefinitely Postponed
October 16, 2015
Putin’s Visit to Japan Indefinitely Postponed
The “environment is not suitable for a visit” at this time.
Putin’s Visit to Japan Indefinitely Postponed
How Russia Tries to Intimidate Japan
July 25, 2015
How Russia Tries to Intimidate Japan
Moscow is stepping up its military presence on the disputed Kuril Islands.
How Russia Tries to Intimidate Japan
Full Speed Ahead: Russia to Accelerate Construction in the Kurils
June 09, 2015
Full Speed Ahead: Russia to Accelerate Construction in the Kurils
Moscow's push to speed up development of the islands is, in part, a jab at Tokyo over Abe's visit to Ukraine.
Full Speed Ahead: Russia to Accelerate Construction in the Kurils
Japan Scrambling Jets at Cold War Levels
January 22, 2015
Japan Scrambling Jets at Cold War Levels
Tokyo reportedly scrambling its fighter jets at record pace in the face of growing incursions.
Japan Scrambling Jets at Cold War Levels
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
October 09, 2014
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Griffith University's Christian Wirth on the ongoing dangers associated with East Asia's maritime disputes.
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?
August 14, 2014
Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?
It looks like the Kuril Islands dispute will head back to gridlock.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
August 13, 2014
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
Russia's military drills on the disputed islands are almost certainly in response to Japan's sanctions over the Ukraine.
Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
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