September 27, 2013

China’s Military Strategy in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for Regional Stability

By: Ian Easton | The military modernization program being undertaken by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is changing the security environment in the Asia-Pacific. Driven […]
September 9, 2013

Obama’s Second Term in the Asia-Pacific Region: Reflecting on the Past, Looking to the Future

By: Sabrina Tsai | The Asia-Pacific region proved to be one of the top priorities of U.S. foreign policy during President Obama’s first term. The East […]
July 29, 2013

Half Lives: A Preliminary Assessment of China’s Nuclear Warhead Life Extension and Safety Program

By: Ian Easton and Mark Stokes | Nuclear warheads and their associated delivery vehicles (ballistic and cruise missiles) represent the most powerful and potentially destabilizing weapons […]
July 6, 2013

Managing Expectations in the U.S.-Japan Alliance: U.S. and Japanese Perspectives

By: Randall Schriver and Sugio Takahashi | As a participant in the Armitage-Nye process, I am associated with a set of policy recommendations that have been […]
June 7, 2013

Upgrading the Japan-U.S. Defense Guidelines: Toward a New Phase of Operational Coordination

By: Sugio Takahashi | The Japan-U.S. alliance has unique organizational characteristics compared to other major U.S. military alliances such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) […]
June 4, 2013

Securing U.S. Interests and Values in the Asia-Pacific

By: The Asia-Pacific Strategy Working Group | In late 2011, the President announced his “deliberate and strategic decision” that “as a Pacific nation, the United States […]
May 30, 2013

A ‘New Era’ for Japan’s Global Engagement and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Yukio Tada | There have been already “many ‘firsts’” in the Abe 2.0 administration. With continued political leadership and bold economic initiatives on both sides, […]
March 18, 2013

Clarifying U.S. – Japan Mine Warfare Roles, Missions, and Capabilities in the Persian Gulf: An Examination of International Legal Issues

By: Sean Henseler | The “Armitage/Nye Report” suggests that one area for potential increased alliance defense cooperation is minesweeping in the Persian Gulf. There is no […]
March 14, 2013

The Senkaku Islands and the U.S.-Japan Alliance: Future Implications for the Asia-Pacific

By: Tetsuo Kotani | By challenging Japan’s control of the Senkaku Islands, China is testing the resolve of Tokyo and the strategic position of Washington. In […]
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