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Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
January 15, 2019
Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
The MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) is likely to be tested in Japan this year.
Report: US to Conduct Army Tactical Missile System Test on Okinawa in 2019
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
October 24, 2018
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
Is the case in Asia for conventional U.S. cruise missiles strong enough to justify the INF withdrawal?
US INF Withdrawal, Archipelagic Defense, and Managing the China Challenge
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
October 20, 2017
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
Despite a strong alliance, Japan's stern response to U.S. military accidents is predictable.
Of Ospreys and Stallions: US Military Aircraft Accidents and Japanese Domestic Politics
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
June 06, 2017
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
The Abe government has been particularly harsh on cracking down on dissent in Okinawa.
Freedom of Expression Under Siege in Okinawa
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
February 07, 2017
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
The DF-16 was first seen publicly in a September 2015 military parade.
For Third Time Ever, China Shows Off Its DF-16 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
September 29, 2016
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
Once again, the South China Sea and China's increasing naval presence near Japan are causing frictions.
North Korea Brings Japan and China Closer Together -- For a Moment
Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions
February 20, 2016
Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions
The Carter administration had to make sure Taiwan didn't renege on a 1976 nuclear pledge.
Declassified: US Attempts to Rein in Chiang Ching-kuo's Nuclear Ambitions
Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence
November 30, 2015
Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence
Japan will likely deploy 500 troops to Ishigaki island, 90 nautical miles from the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence
Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa
September 11, 2015
Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa
Tokyo and Okinawa have a better option
Revise the Plan to Build the U.S. Marine Air Base in Henoko, Okinawa
On a Key Anniversary, Rethinking Okinawa’s Future
June 23, 2015
On a Key Anniversary, Rethinking Okinawa’s Future
Seventy years after the Battle of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture still bears an unfair burden.
On a Key Anniversary, Rethinking Okinawa’s Future
Abe’s Botched Handling of Henoko
April 03, 2015
Abe’s Botched Handling of Henoko
The PM’s handling of the relocation of the U.S. military base will cost Japan in the long term.
Abe’s Botched Handling of Henoko
Japan-China Maritime Crisis Management Talks Are On the Horizon
March 16, 2015
Japan-China Maritime Crisis Management Talks Are On the Horizon
Chinese and Japanese officials will meet in Singapore in May to further discuss a maritime crisis management mechanism.
Japan-China Maritime Crisis Management Talks Are On the Horizon
The Okinawa Reality
December 05, 2014
The Okinawa Reality
Geopolitical realities suggest that the recent election of an anti-base candidate is unlikely to change much.
The Okinawa Reality
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
November 18, 2014
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
An inability to reach a settlement could have implications for the effectiveness of allied forces in the region.
Okinawa’s Election Fallout for the US-Japan Alliance
Agent Orange in Okinawa
November 18, 2014
Agent Orange in Okinawa
Determined citizens are working to uncover “one of the best kept secrets of the Cold War era.”
Agent Orange in Okinawa
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
November 16, 2014
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
Local elections in Okinawa deal another blow to the prime minister's agenda.
Abe’s Okinawa Setback
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