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July 30, 2019

Military Build-up in the Asia-Pacific: An Interview With Hawaii’s Sen. Brian Schatz

By Jon Letman
Hawaii’s senior senator discusses missile defense, prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula, and more.

March 09, 2019

Okinawa Governor Asks Tokyo, US to Rethink Base Relocation Plan

By Daniel Hurst
Denny Tamaki met with Prime Minister Abe and the U.S. embassy after a recent referendum rejecting a new U.S. base.
January 15, 2019

Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019

By Ankit Panda
The MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) is likely to be tested in Japan this year.

October 24, 2018

US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge

By Ankit Panda
Is the case in Asia for conventional U.S. cruise missiles strong enough to justify the INF withdrawal?

October 20, 2017

Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics

By John Wright
Despite a strong alliance, Japan's stern response to U.S. military accidents is predictable.

June 06, 2017

Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa

By Taisuke Komatsu
The Abe government has been particularly harsh on cracking down on dissent in Okinawa.
February 07, 2017

For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

By Ankit Panda
The DF-16 was first seen publicly in a September 2015 military parade.

September 29, 2016

North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment

By Mina Pollmann
Once again, the South China Sea and China's increasing naval presence near Japan are causing frictions.

February 20, 2016

Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions

By Ankit Panda
The Carter administration had to make sure Taiwan didn't renege on a 1976 nuclear pledge.

November 30, 2015

Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence

By Ankit Panda
Japan will likely deploy 500 troops to Ishigaki island, 90 nautical miles from the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.

September 11, 2015

Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa

By Akikazu Hashimoto and Mike Mochizuki
Tokyo and Okinawa have a better option
June 23, 2015

On a Key Anniversary, Rethinking Okinawa’s Future

By Vindu Mai Chotani and K V Kesavan
Seventy years after the Battle of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture still bears an unfair burden.

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