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US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
July 27, 2018
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Now is a time for alliance management and shrewd diplomacy from Japan.
US-Japan Relations in the Coming Year: Alliance Management and Risk Management
Between North Korea and Trade: Shinzo Abe's G7 2018 Dilemma
June 08, 2018
Between North Korea and Trade: Shinzo Abe's G7 2018 Dilemma
The Japanese prime minister's silence on trade during his meeting with Trump was deeply revealing.
Between North Korea and Trade: Shinzo Abe's G7 2018 Dilemma
Japan Destroyer in the Philippines Amid Big Maritime Week
April 14, 2018
Japan Destroyer in the Philippines Amid Big Maritime Week
The interaction has once again put the defense ties between the two sides in the spotlight.
Japan Destroyer in the Philippines Amid Big Maritime Week
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
March 26, 2018
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
A closer look at Tokyo’s views on the agreement and their significance.
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
January 06, 2018
South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
Seoul is picking the wrong battle, with real implications for itself, Washington, and the region. 
South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
September 11, 2017
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
There is a third alternative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should consider pursuing.
Abe’s Cul-de-Sac Foreign Policy: Between Entrapment and Abandonment
South China Sea: Japan's <em>Izumo</em> Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
June 19, 2017
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
The Izumo additionally escorted U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: Japan's Izumo Helicopter Carrier Conducts Drill With US Navy Carrier
US Admiral: North Korea 'Threat to the Entire World'
May 18, 2017
US Admiral: North Korea 'Threat to the Entire World'
The head of U.S. Pacific Command advocates for stronger sanctions against North Korea.
US Admiral: North Korea 'Threat to the Entire World'
Finding Common Ground Between US, Japan, and China in Southeast Asia
March 29, 2017
Finding Common Ground Between US, Japan, and China in Southeast Asia
Though the competition between the three actors is likely to remain, they can also move forward with collaboration in four specific areas.
Finding Common Ground Between US, Japan, and China in Southeast Asia
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
February 23, 2017
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Tokyo’s defense forces conducted their first drill outside of Japan alongside Asia’s largest multinational exercise.
Japan’s First Overseas Military Drill Spotlights Growing Security Role
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
February 17, 2017
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
A closer look at who should truly hold that title.
Oldest US Ally in Asia: Thailand or the Philippines?
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
February 06, 2017
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Inada reiterates Japan's standing policy to not involve its forces in the South China Sea beyond training missions.
Japanese Defense Minister: Military 'Will Not Be Sent' to the South China Sea Alongside US
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
February 06, 2017
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
Jim Mattis offers Japan reassurance on the disputed Senkaku Islands.
Mattis: Senkakus Covered Under US-Japan Security Treaty
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
December 09, 2016
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
What will the Obama administration leave the incoming administration on Asia defense policy?
US Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: What Obama and Carter Will Leave Trump and Mattis
Trump Faces Early Foreign Policy Test With Abe Meeting
November 16, 2016
Trump Faces Early Foreign Policy Test With Abe Meeting
The meeting is an opportunity for the president-elect to send some much-needed signals to the region and the world.
Trump Faces Early Foreign Policy Test With Abe Meeting
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
October 07, 2016
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
The discreet temptation for a national nuclear deterrent has persisted for decades.
Nuke or No Nuke? Japan’s Long Dilemma
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