January 10, 2020
Has Russia’s Pivot to Asia Worked?
By Maria Shagina
Russia’s pivot to Asia is instrumental for offsetting Western sanctions.
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.
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.
September 21, 2016
What Japan-Russia Rapprochement Means for the World
By Yo-Jung Chen
By warming up to Moscow, is Shinzo Abe playing right into Putin's hands?
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?
September 04, 2016
Japan and Shinzo Abe's Gamble With Russia
By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's outreach to Russia is risky, as it could end up alienating the United States.
June 30, 2016
Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute
By Sarah Lohschelder
The deadlock is rooted in the entrenched positions of both sides.