February 17, 2016
How the US Approached the 2012 Senkaku/Diaoyu Tensions
By Mina Pollmann
Released emails between Kurt Campbell and Hillary Clinton speak of "delicate diplomacy" with both China and Japan.
January 14, 2016
Japan's MSDF Will Help Guard Disputed Islands From Chinese Warships
By Mina Pollmann
Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force will now respond when Chinese vessels enter the Senkakus' territorial waters.
January 11, 2016
Deciphering China’s Armed Intrusion Near the Senkaku Islands
By Ryan D. Martinson
The appearance of an armed Coast Guard ship gives Japanese authorities plenty to ponder.
December 14, 2015
Japan and the ‘Maritime Pivot’ to Southeast Asia
By Koh Swee Lean Collin
Given domestic and regional realities, how involved can Japan be in the South China Sea?
November 30, 2015
Japan Set to Boost East China Sea Troop Presence
By Ankit Panda
Japan will likely deploy 500 troops to Ishigaki island, 90 nautical miles from the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
November 05, 2015
‘Little Blue Men:’ Doing China’s Dirty Work in the South China Sea
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Chinese Navy is not the only threat facing U.S. vessels in the South China Sea.
October 04, 2015
Japan’s Security Bills: Overpromising and Under-Delivering
By Tom Le
The new security bills risk disappointing both opponents and proponents.
June 10, 2015
US Must Challenge China in South China Sea
By Richard C. Thornton
“Washington should contest China’s claims, both physically and historically.”
May 10, 2015
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
By Zhang Hongzhou
The thinking behind China’s maritime militia policy is becoming increasingly obsolete.
April 29, 2015
US and Japan: Another Step Forward on Security
By Kevin Wang
The new U.S.-Japan defense guidelines open the door to a more aggressive take on regional security.
April 16, 2015
Revelations on China’s Maritime Modernization
By Andrew S. Erickson
The U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence offers a wealth of new information on the PLA Navy.
March 29, 2015
Mearsheimer’s War With China
By Amitai Etzioni
The provocative political scientist foresees tense relations between the U.S. and China.