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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?
Tokyo, March 10, 1945: The Day of the Deadliest Attack in the History of Human Warfare
February 19, 2019

Tokyo, March 10, 1945: The Day of the Deadliest Attack in the History of Human Warfare

By Robert Farley
A new account offers a devastating picture of what the attack looked like from the air.

Democratic Ideas and Reality at 100: The Heartland of Asia
December 01, 2018

Democratic Ideas and Reality at 100: The Heartland of Asia

By Francis P. Sempa
As the 100th anniversary of Sir Halford Mackinder’s pivotal work approaches, a look at how it remains as prescient as ever.

A New Take on General MacArthur’s Warning to JFK to Avoid a Land War in Asia
October 05, 2018

A New Take on General MacArthur’s Warning to JFK to Avoid a Land War in Asia

By Francis P. Sempa
“Anyone wanting to commit ground troops to Asia should have his head examined," Kennedy wrote of MacArthur's advice.

Will World War II End Tomorrow?
June 11, 2018

Will World War II End Tomorrow?

By Bonnie Girard
Could the US-North Korea summit take care of unfinished business from WWII?

Remembering USS Lexington's Story in the Pacific War
March 07, 2018

Remembering USS Lexington's Story in the Pacific War

By Robert Farley
USS Lexington has been found.
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
January 31, 2018

Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women

By Joseph Yi
Controversy over the comfort women is partly rooted in a Manichean worldview dividing people into innocents and oppressors.

Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory
December 26, 2017

Japan, China, and the Strains of Historical Memory

By Joe Renouard
80 years after the Nanjing Massacre, historical issues continue to haunt China-Japan relations.

This 1925 Novel Inspired Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor
December 08, 2017

This 1925 Novel Inspired Japan’s Attack on Pearl Harbor

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A little known novel by a British naval analyst predicted a U.S.-Japan war, including a Japanese sneak attack on U.S. forces.

‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka
October 11, 2017

‘The Nonsense of Witnessing Such Beauty’: Malinowski’s Tryst with Sri Lanka

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The great ethnographer’s little-known adventures on the way to the Pacific.
US Navy World War II-Era Heavy Cruiser Wreckage Discovered in Pacific
August 23, 2017

US Navy World War II-Era Heavy Cruiser Wreckage Discovered in Pacific

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. warship was sunk by a Japanese submarine in July 1945. It delivered parts for the atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima.

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