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UNESCO and Japan’s Rewriting of History
July 23, 2021

UNESCO and Japan’s Rewriting of History

By Mindy L. Kotler
At UNESCO, Japan lays bare the difficulties of achieving shared values within the Quad.

After Manila: the Law of Armed Conflict and Victor’s Justice
February 17, 2021

After Manila: the Law of Armed Conflict and Victor’s Justice

By Robert Farley
At the time, the defense of Manila was the single most consequential event of the Pacific War from the point of view of the law of armed conflict.
Could the Destruction of Manila in 1945 Have Been Avoided?
February 13, 2021

Could the Destruction of Manila in 1945 Have Been Avoided?

By Robert Farley
The question vexed planners at the time, and has been debated extensively in the years since. 

Remembering the Battle of Manila, 76 Years Later
February 12, 2021

Remembering the Battle of Manila, 76 Years Later

By Robert Farley
The Battle of Manila was the largest urban contest of the Pacific War.

The Real Story of the Destruction of Force Z
December 10, 2020

The Real Story of the Destruction of Force Z

By Robert Farley
Even more than Pearl Harbor, the sinking of the two British battleships served to convince political and naval authorities of the pre-eminence of airpower in the Pacific. 

Divers in Southeast Asia May Have Found US Submarine Lost in WWII
September 16, 2020

Divers in Southeast Asia May Have Found US Submarine Lost in WWII

By Grant Peck
Divers believe they’d found the wreckage of the the USS Grenadier in the Strait of Malacca.

75 Years Later, 1 Million Japanese War Dead Still Missing 
August 14, 2020

75 Years Later, 1 Million Japanese War Dead Still Missing 

By Associated Press
The missing Japanese make up about half of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan's military rampage across Asia.
Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty
August 03, 2020

Hiroshima at 75: A Painful Legacy Tempered by Hope and a Treaty

By Jon Letman
75 years later, Japan’s atomic bomb survivors – the hibakusha – still remember the day in devastating detail.

Kyrgyzstan’s Forgotten Role in World War II
May 08, 2020

Kyrgyzstan’s Forgotten Role in World War II

By David Prentice
In total, around 365,000 Kyrgyz were mobilized by the Soviet Union to fight against Nazi Germany.

Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japan’s Early Wartime Success?
January 28, 2020

Were Tankers the Key to Imperial Japan’s Early Wartime Success?

By Robert Farley
Japan had come to appreciate the value of at-sea replenishment for its navy early on.

Leyte Gulf: Lost in History?
October 23, 2019

Leyte Gulf: Lost in History?

By Robert Farley
The greatest naval battle of the modern era is under-remembered.
Echoes of United Fruit in Japan-Korea Trade Spat
September 11, 2019

Echoes of United Fruit in Japan-Korea Trade Spat

By Justin Fendos
Should companies be legally responsible for the working conditions of their foreign laborers in other countries?

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