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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.

Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
December 14, 2015

Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia

By Koh Swee Lean Collin
Given domestic and regional realities, how involved can Japan be in the South China Sea?

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.

How Russia Tries to Intimidate Japan
July 25, 2015

How Russia Tries to Intimidate Japan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Moscow is stepping up its military presence on the disputed Kuril Islands.
Full Speed Ahead: Russia to Accelerate Construction in the Kurils
June 09, 2015

Full Speed Ahead: Russia to Accelerate Construction in the Kurils

By Catherine Putz
Moscow's push to speed up development of the islands is, in part, a jab at Tokyo over Abe's visit to Ukraine.

Japan Scrambling Jets at Cold War Levels
January 22, 2015

Japan Scrambling Jets at Cold War Levels

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Tokyo reportedly scrambling its fighter jets at record pace in the face of growing incursions.
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
October 09, 2014

Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War

By Anthony Fensom
Griffith University's Christian Wirth on the ongoing dangers associated with East Asia's maritime disputes.

Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?
August 14, 2014

Kuril Islands Dispute: Back to Gridlock?

By Ankit Panda
It looks like the Kuril Islands dispute will head back to gridlock.

Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands
August 13, 2014

Russia Conducts Military Drill on Disputed Kuril Islands

By Zachary Keck
Russia's military drills on the disputed islands are almost certainly in response to Japan's sanctions over the Ukraine.

Japan Sanctions Russia Over Ukraine
July 29, 2014

Japan Sanctions Russia Over Ukraine

By Ankit Panda
New Japanese sanctions against Russia lower hopes for a resolution to the Kuril Islands dispute between the two countries.
Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends
February 01, 2014

Japan and Russia: Arctic Friends

By Stratos Pourzitakis
Increasingly close ties offer both countries potential benefits in the Arctic and elsewhere.

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