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Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
July 11, 2019
Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
What’s at the core of rising Japan-South Korea tensions and what will it take for the two countries to walk back?
Export Controls, History, and Geopolitics: Making Sense of the Japan-South Korea Crisis
South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions
July 10, 2019
South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions
Tensions between Seoul and Tokyo show no sign of abating as their governments continue to trade barbs.
South Korea’s Moon Denounces Japanese Comments Over Sanctions
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
July 01, 2019
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
Evaluating PM Abe’s sideline diplomacy and Japan’s pursuit of previously stated goals.
Did Japan Get What It Wanted From the Osaka G20 Summit?
When Xi Went to Pyongyang: Making Sense of Sino-North Korean Relations in 2019
June 26, 2019
When Xi Went to Pyongyang: Making Sense of Sino-North Korean Relations in 2019
“Lips and teeth” or something else? The hosts discuss China’s complex relationship with North Korea.
When Xi Went to Pyongyang: Making Sense of Sino-North Korean Relations in 2019
The G20 Comes to Japan: Making Sense of the Osaka Agenda
June 25, 2019
The G20 Comes to Japan: Making Sense of the Osaka Agenda
How do the outcomes of the G-20’s eight engagement groups factor into this year’s Osaka Summit?
The G20 Comes to Japan: Making Sense of the Osaka Agenda
The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
June 18, 2019
The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
Insights from David Arase.
The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
June 14, 2019
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
Abe’s effort at playing the middle man between Washington and Tehran yielded no immediate results.
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
June 11, 2019
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
Deescalation between the United States and Iran is in Tokyo’s interest.
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
What Does the New 2+2 Dialogue Mean for the India-Japan Relationship?
June 08, 2019
What Does the New 2+2 Dialogue Mean for the India-Japan Relationship?
The new mechanism holds significance not only within bilateral ties, but for Indian foreign policy and the region more generally.
What Does the New 2+2 Dialogue Mean for the India-Japan Relationship?
China Faces a Stronger Japan
May 31, 2019
China Faces a Stronger Japan
With Japan adding 105 more F-35 stealth fighters to its forces, is an arms race in store for the Asia-Pacific?
China Faces a Stronger Japan
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
May 17, 2019
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
The paradox of a pacifist emperor amid rising nationalism politically is likely to continue in the Reiwa era.
The Heisei Paradox: Emperor Akihito and Japan’s Nationalist Regression
China and Japan’s Rapprochement Continues – For Now
May 16, 2019
China and Japan’s Rapprochement Continues – For Now
Yang Jiechi is set to travel to Japan this week, the latest high-level exchange in the thawed relationship.
China and Japan’s Rapprochement Continues – For Now
Japan Pushes for Its Own North Korea Summit
May 14, 2019
Japan Pushes for Its Own North Korea Summit
Shinzo Abe now says he would meet with Kim Jong Un without any preconditions – a change from Tokyo’s previous position.
Japan Pushes for Its Own North Korea Summit
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
May 10, 2019
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
Abe’s hasty pursuit of a legacy makes Japanese foreign policy look unprincipled and weak.
Legacy Comes First in Abe’s Foreign Policy
Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia
May 02, 2019
Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia
Tokyo appears to be giving itself more room to negotiate on longstanding issues.
Japan’s Diplomatic Policy Outline Reveals Shifts on North Korea, Russia
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
April 20, 2019
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
Japan is ready to give Trump a signature economic win. Here's why.
US-Japan Trade Agreement Negotiations: Why Now?
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