November 12, 2013
The Battle for the Senkakus Moves to the Skies
Rather than engage in aerial brinksmanship, Japan and China would do well to keep this conflict grounded.
October 28, 2013
3 Reasons Senkaku/Diaoyu Diplomacy Should Be Secret
China and Japan are right to insist on secrecy in discussing how to resolve the East China Sea dispute.
October 22, 2013
Japan to Shoot Down Foreign Drones
Prime Minister Abe has approved a plan to shoot down foreign drones flying above Japanese airspace.
August 02, 2013
Diaoyu Island Assault: PLA-Designed Video Game Simulates Sino-Japanese Conflict
Propaganda-heavy FPS allows Chinese gamers to go to war over the disputed islands.
July 15, 2013
Pakistani Taliban Join the Fight in Syria
Plus, Taiwan wants to purchase F-35s from the United States. Monday defense links.
May 16, 2013
The Flawed Logic Behind Beijing’s Senkaku/Diaoyu Policy
Is Beijing correctly weighing the risks and gains in its negotiations with Japan over the disputed islands?
May 03, 2013
America and the South China Sea Challenge
America must make hard choices and put forth the effort necessary to ensure that the S. China Sea remains peaceful in 2013 and beyond.
May 01, 2013
Have An Island Dispute With China? Lawyer Up
For a nation with little hope of winning a naval standoff, international law is a plausible alternative.
May 01, 2013
Is China Carelessly Overextending Itself?
China is best advised to ensure that efforts to win local disputes don’t end up creating global problems.
April 29, 2013
Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: A "Core Interest" of China
China declaring the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands a “core interest” could make efforts at compromise even tougher.
April 25, 2013
Another Twist in the China-Japan Island Dispute
The arrival of Chinese near disputed islands prompts a blunt response from Tokyo.
April 18, 2013
East Asia's Islands Challenge
“If symbolic disagreements create conflicts and prevent agreements, then the real problems lie in the domestic political considerations of the players.”