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Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
January 14, 2019
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia and Japan agree on the need to improve ties, but major differences remain.
Russia Toughens Stance in Island Dispute with Japan
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
December 19, 2018
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
Japan has officially logged protest with Russia over the construction of military barracks on the disputed island chain.
Russia Is Building Military Barracks on Disputed Kuril Islands
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
November 22, 2018
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
What does Russia have to offer Asia?
Russia and the Rest: Putin’s East Asia Summit Visit
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
September 28, 2018
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
In its increasing Asian petrochemical business, Russia may be separating business from politics
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
September 22, 2018
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
A round-up of the foreign policy challenges facing Japan's prime minister as he enters his final term.
3 More Years of Abe: Japan's Foreign Policy Future
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
August 01, 2018
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
Japan wants Russia to scale down its military presence on the disputed island chain.
Japan Asks Russia to Reduce Militarization of Disputed Kuril Islands
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
March 20, 2018
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
Rational self-interest and energy security are more important than Western politics for US allies in Northeast Asia.
Why Are US Allies Japan and South Korea Drawing Closer to Russia?
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
December 29, 2017
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
Russia believes the deployment of these systems will undermine its interests.
Russia Opposes Japan's Decision to Deploy Aegis Ashore
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?
In Asia Moscow Trusts? Russia’s Pivot to the East
October 28, 2016
In Asia Moscow Trusts? Russia’s Pivot to the East
The long history and mixed results of Russia’s eastward strategy.
In Asia Moscow Trusts? Russia’s Pivot to the East
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
October 13, 2016
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
“It would be appropriate to say the wind of an election has now started blowing.”
Why Japan's Upcoming Polls Matter
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
September 03, 2016
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
Putin is signaling that he could be open to a compromise on the dispute, but there needs to be trust first.
Kuril Islands Dispute: Putin and Abe Once Again Get Serious About Finding a Solution
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
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