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Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
May 10, 2019

Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy

By James D. J. Brown
Abe’s hasty pursuit of a legacy makes Japanese foreign policy look unprincipled and weak.

Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
December 19, 2018

Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan has officially logged protest with Russia over the construction of military barracks on the disputed island chain.
Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’
September 14, 2018

Putin Offers Japan ‘Peace Treaty Without Any Pre-Conditions’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
By suggesting a peace treaty, Putin effectively urged Japan to give up its claims on the disputed Kuril Islands.

Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
August 01, 2018

Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Japan wants Russia to scale down its military presence on the disputed island chain.

Australia's Asia Gas Conundrum
May 23, 2018

Australia's Asia Gas Conundrum

By Nick Rodway
New gas projects across its north position Australia as Southeast Asia’s future energy supplier – but not without controversy.

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

By John Taishu Pitt
Why Japan and Russia won't reach an agreement on the Northern Territories dispute.

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.

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?

By Ankit Panda
Japan looks to incentivize Russian interest in a deal over the Kurils by laying out several economic initiatives.

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?
Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center
July 26, 2016

Teenagers Abused at Australian Youth Detention Center

By Grant Wyeth
The Northern Territory has the highest rate of youth detention in Australia. Inquiry needs to ask why.

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