Another Twist in the China-Japan Island Dispute
The arrival of Chinese near disputed islands prompts a blunt response from Tokyo.
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.”
Japan and Taiwan's Senkakus Play
As Asia focuses on North Korea, Tokyo and Taipei resolved some key differences over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
Ring Ban Ki-moon to Help Solve Senkaku Spat
While N. Korea dominates headlines, the Senkaku islands still loom over East Asia. Could Ban Ki-moon help?
A Cold War in the East China Sea?
Amid ambiguous signaling, hardening alliances, and the militarization of the dispute, has a Cold War begun over the Senkakus?
37th Hong Kong International Film Festival Kicks Off
One of Asia’s largest film festivals is underway, with a varied cinematic mix.
East Asia's New Peacemaker: Mongolia?
From provocations coming from North Korea to various island spats, East Asia is rife with hotspots. Could Mongolia play a role?
The Arc of Chinese Strategy
“The EP-3 incident offered a foretaste of what the coming decade-plus would bring.”
6 Ways to Prevent a Conflict Between Tokyo and Beijing
There are many reasons why China and Japan won’t go to war. Now is the time to explore how to actively prevent it.
7 Reasons China and Japan Won't Go To War
Even as tensions between Beijing and Tokyo grow by the day, there are good reasons to believe outright conflict can be avoided.
How Involved Is Xi Jinping in the Diaoyu Crisis?
As tensions rise, Linda Jakobson looks at how China’s leader-in-waiting may be involved—and the role of dysfunctional decision-making.
Not Rising, But Rejuvenating: The "Chinese Dream"
Many talk of China “rising.” Chinese view their fortunes as a return to greatness from a “century of humiliation” — and not a rise from nothing.