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 […]
November 19, 2011

Scaling Japan’s Defense Needs: Airpower in Asia and the FX Program

By: Dan Blumenthal | The widespread modernization of Asian air forces is changing the strategic landscape in the Asia-Pacific. The United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, […]
August 29, 2011

Air Power Trends in Northeast Asia: Implications for Japan and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

By: Mark Stokes and Oriana Skylar Mastro | The shifting balance of aerospace power in Northeast Asia is creating an increasingly uncertain strategic environment for Japan. […]
August 25, 2011

Japan’s Energy Outlook Post 3-11

Japan is on energy conservation mode. Government buildings are dark and thermostats are set to 28 degrees Celsius. Due to a lack of public support and […]
February 18, 2011

Strengthening Fragile Partnerships: An Agenda for the Future of U.S.-Central Asia Relations

By: Evan A. Feigenbaum | A comprehensive new report from the bipartisan Central Asia Study Group, chaired by former Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage, […]
November 23, 2010

The Next Steps in Japan-NATO Cooperation

By: Randall Schriver and Tiffany Ma | The Japan-NATO relationship holds greater potential than has been realized to date. A more ambitious, more formal, and more […]
November 2, 2010

Urban mining: recycling Japan’s rare earth metals

Significant reserves of rare earths currently reside in Japan’s ‘urban mines,’ or discarded consumer electronics. It has been estimated that these used electronics could yield up […]
June 2, 2010

Will electric vehicles drive the future of resource diplomacy of East Asia?

By: Project 2049 Institute | As thousands of Japanese lined up to buy Japan’s first mass-market electric vehicle, Mitsubishi’s iMev, the electric vehicles market is looking […]
April 6, 2010

Cheonan Sinking Highlights Naval Mine Threat

By: Project 2049 Institute | The South Korean Navy patrol ship Cheonan suffered a mysterious explosion and sank in the waters disputed between the two Koreas […]
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