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Why Rex Tillerson Must Bring Up Human Rights on His First Asia Trip
March 13, 2017
Why Rex Tillerson Must Bring Up Human Rights on His First Asia Trip
As Rex Tillerson prepares to head to China, Japan, and South Korea on his first major trip, he can't forget about human rights.
Why Rex Tillerson Must Bring Up Human Rights on His First Asia Trip
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
What is the Future of US Policy Toward Japan and Korea?
October 11, 2016
What is the Future of US Policy Toward Japan and Korea?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump espouse very different policies toward America's two biggest allies in Asia.
What is the Future of US Policy Toward Japan and Korea?
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
September 17, 2016
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
Despite Chinese warnings, Japan isn't about to leave the South China Sea.
Japan Set to Intensify South China Sea Involvement
The Lessons of Pearl Harbor: Fear Itself, Then and Now
December 08, 2015
The Lessons of Pearl Harbor: Fear Itself, Then and Now
Remembering the dual legacy of December 7, 1941.
The Lessons of Pearl Harbor: Fear Itself, Then and Now
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
May 07, 2015
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
Criticisms of Abe's congressional speech overlook the progress made during the rest of his lengthy U.S. visit.
Stop Obsessing Over Abe's Congressional Speech
US, Japan Overhaul Mutual Defense Guidelines
October 09, 2014
US, Japan Overhaul Mutual Defense Guidelines
The U.S. and Japan released an interim report this week on their ongoing efforts to revise their alliance's guidelines.
US, Japan Overhaul Mutual Defense Guidelines
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
October 06, 2014
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
U.S. and Japanese officials will release a report Wednesday outlining new guidelines for bilateral defense cooperation.
The Coming Overhaul in US-Japan Defense Cooperation
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
July 26, 2014
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
Despite the president’s statements, the reality appears much more complicated.
Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?
No, the US-Japan Security Treaty Isn’t One-Sided
June 26, 2014
No, the US-Japan Security Treaty Isn’t One-Sided
The treaty gives the US benefits within the Asia-Pacific region that far outweigh the costs.
No, the US-Japan Security Treaty Isn’t One-Sided
No, the US Won't Back South Korea Against Japan on Dokdo
May 02, 2014
No, the US Won't Back South Korea Against Japan on Dokdo
President Obama backing Japan on the Senkaku Islands has caused South Korea to ask questions about Dokdo.
No, the US Won't Back South Korea Against Japan on Dokdo
US-Japan Relations and Obama’s Visit to Japan
April 23, 2014
US-Japan Relations and Obama’s Visit to Japan
Both countries face some delicate tasks during the US president’s stopover.
US-Japan Relations and Obama’s Visit to Japan
Political Uncertainties Deepen Over US Okinawa Air Base
December 20, 2013
Political Uncertainties Deepen Over US Okinawa Air Base
The U.S. military presence in Okinawa continues to be a fraught issue for Japan.
Political Uncertainties Deepen Over US Okinawa Air Base
China’s ADIZ and the Japan-US response
December 07, 2013
China’s ADIZ and the Japan-US response
Japan and the U.S. will need to carefully calibrate their response to China’s new Air Defense Identification Zone.
China’s ADIZ and the Japan-US response
Rebalancing Alliances: The Forgotten Side of the US Pivot
October 04, 2013
Rebalancing Alliances: The Forgotten Side of the US Pivot
The rebalancing of the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances proves that the pivot to Asia is alive and well.
Rebalancing Alliances: The Forgotten Side of the US Pivot
US Grows Concerned About Japan’s Military Revival
August 10, 2013
US Grows Concerned About Japan’s Military Revival
Despite prodding Tokyo to shoulder more of its defense for years, Washington is growing uneasy at this prospect.
US Grows Concerned About Japan’s Military Revival
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