January 17, 2020
US-Iran Tensions an Opening for Japan’s Leadership in the Middle East
By Adham Sahloul
Abe's personal relationships with the main players in the Middle East give him a unique opportunity to play peacemaker.
January 14, 2020
Why an Iran-US Conflict Would Be a Disaster for Uzbekistan
By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent’s aims to diversify its transportation routes, a necessity for the double-landlocked state, rest largely on Iran.
January 13, 2020
Japan to the Rescue: Can Abe Defuse Tensions in the Middle East?
By Thisanka Siripala
Acrimonious Iran-U.S relations haven’t deterred Prime Minister Abe, who is on a scheduled tour of the Middle East under the banner of “peace diplomacy.”
January 10, 2020
How US-Iran Tensions Could Upset American Interests in Northeast Asia
By Francesco Sassi
U.S.-Iran tensions could backfire on U.S. interests in Northeast Asia, thanks to the rising importance of LNG in the region’s energy mix.
August 22, 2019
Australia to Join US, UK, and Bahrain in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz
By Joshua Mcdonald
Security experts argue Australia should be prioritizing its efforts in the Indo-Pacific instead of the Middle East.
July 01, 2019
The US, Iran, and Oil-Hungry Asia
By Nicholas Trickett
As tensions between the United States and Iran deepen, Asia’s top oil importers watch warily.
June 29, 2019
How the Growing Gulf Crisis Impacts Pakistan
By Ammad Malik
As the specter of war looms once more over the Middle East, a wary Pakistan calls for restraint.
June 27, 2019
The Price of US-Iran Tensions for South Korea
By Troy Stangarone
For South Korea, the impact of U.S. sanctions on Iran stretches far beyond oil imports.
June 25, 2019
What a US-Iran Face Off Means for Afghanistan
By Shoaib A. Rahim
Sanctions on Iran and the possibility of conflict are jeopardizing Kabul's long-term development plans.
June 18, 2019
The Geopolitical Implications of Abe's Iran Trip
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from David Arase.
June 14, 2019
What Did Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Accomplish in Iran?
By Daniel Hurst
Abe’s effort at playing the middle man between Washington and Tehran yielded no immediate results.
June 11, 2019
Shinzo Abe Heads to Tehran: What’s on the Agenda?
By Ankit Panda
Deescalation between the United States and Iran is in Tokyo’s interest.