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 […]
June 3, 2013

Assessing Japan’s National Defense: Toward a New Security Paradigm in the Asia-Pacific

By: Ian Easton and Randall Schriver | Profound strategic changes are unfolding that have the potential to transform the fabric of the international system. It is […]
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 […]
March 11, 2013

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Project: Organizational Capacities and Operational Capabilities

By: Ian Easton and L.C. Russell Hsiao | Revolutionary advances in unmanned technologies and the prospects offered by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in surveillance, targeting and […]
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 […]
October 29, 2012

Countering Chinese Cyber Operations: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Interests

By: Mark Stokes and L.C. Russell Hsiao Chinese cyber espionage poses an advanced persistent threat to U.S. national and economic security. Groups operating from PRC territory […]
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