May 9, 2014

China’s Air Defense Identification System: The Role of PLA Air Surveillance

By: Mark Stokes | In the wake of the 18th Central Committee’s Third Plenum in November 2013, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Ministry of National […]
May 6, 2014

America’s Allies and Nuclear Arms: Assessing the Geopolitics of Nonproliferation in Asia

By: Robert Zarate While U.S. policymakers and lawmakers sometimes deeply disagree on precisely how to stop hostile states from getting nuclear weapons, they generally agree on […]
March 4, 2014

“Destined to Cooperate”: Japan-ROK Naval Cooperation and its Implications for U.S. Strategic Interests in Northeast Asia

By: Samuel J. Mun | The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) are “destined to cooperate” in an increasingly competitive […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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