June 1, 2018

Modernization of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Under the New Defense Planning Documents

By: Ben Rimland | Introduction For decades, the decisive technological and doctrinal advantages of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) and their American allies have combined […]
March 30, 2018

White Warships and Little Blue Men: The Looming “Short, Sharp War” in the East China Sea over the Senkakus

By: James E. Fanell and Kerry K. Gershaneck | China claims Japan’s Senkaku Islands and vows to seize them in a “short, sharp war,” if necessary. China’s successful seizure […]
September 29, 2017

The Framework for a U.S.-Japan Free Trade Agreement

By: Derek M. Scissors and Daniel Blumenthal | The United States and Japan can create a bilateral free trade and investment agreement that both sides will sign and ratify. […]
November 7, 2016

Seek Truth from Facts: The Chinese Communist Party’s War on History

By: Sebra Yen and Rachael Burton | The phrase “Seek Truth from Facts” was introduced to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a hallmark slogan […]
February 26, 2016

Ripe for Reinvigoration: The Japan-South Korea Security Relationship

By Samuel J. Mun | North Korea’s recent provocations and saber-rattling highlight the importance of Japan-Republic of Korea (ROK) security cooperation once again. Over the past two […]
January 14, 2016

The Nature of China’s Rise and Why It Matters to the U.S. and Japan: A Japanese Perspective

By: Hiroko Maeda | China’s military buildup has shaken regional stability and poses a challenge to the U.S.-Japan alliance. This study examines China’s security challenges, as […]
July 31, 2015

Chinese Media Warfare Targets the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By Sabrina Tsai | On May 29, 2015, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai warned that U.S. alliances in Asia are being perceived as “anti-China.” Positing that […]
May 21, 2015

Rebuilding Deterrence: Post-2015 Defense Guidelines Challenges Facing the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Sugio Takahashi | On 27 April 2015, Japan and the U.S. concluded the new Guidelines for the Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation. This paper will explore the […]
May 14, 2015

Challenges for the PLAN in the Western Pacific: Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Tetsuo Kotani | China is further developing its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities, particularly its submarine fleet and cruise missiles launched from land-based aircraft, to defeat an […]
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