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 […]
January 7, 2013

Coastal Defense in Japan’s Southwestern Islands: Force Posture Options for Securing Japan’s Southern Flank

By: Eric Sayers | How Japan chooses to adapt its forces in the Ryukyus and East China Sea to the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) actions […]
August 14, 2012

India’s Look East Policy in the South China Sea

In mid-July, Vietnam announced that it would extend the contract of India’s ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) –the international arm of India’s Oil and Natural Gas Company […]
July 6, 2012

The Arctic and Natural Gas in Northeast Asia’s Energy Future

By: Isabella Mroczkowski and L.C. Russell Hsiao | The International Energy Outlook 2011 published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts that world energy consumption will […]
July 5, 2012

Sino-Indian Energy Cooperation in Burma: Toward an Integrated Asian Energy Market?

On June 19, 2012 India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) and the China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU is intended […]
April 30, 2012

Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Case Study in Successful U.S.-Japan Alliance Management

By: Vance Serchuk | Speaking at Suntory Hall in Tokyo during his inaugural visit to the Asia-Pacific region as President of the United States, Barack Obama […]
April 20, 2012

Japan’s Global Engagement

By: Randall Schriver and Isabella Mroczkowski | In the aftermath of 11 March 2011, Japan’s frequent political turnovers, and the country’s soaring government debt, the conventional […]
April 18, 2012

Counter A2/AD in Japan – U.S. Defense Cooperation: Toward ‘Allied Air-Sea Battle’

By: Sugio Takahashi | The balance of power in the Asia – Pacific is rapidly shifting. The U.S. and Japan share concerns over China’s increasing military […]
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