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 […]
March 11, 2010

Asia’s new strategic energy resource?

By: Project 2049 Institute | As countries in the Asia region grapple with meeting future energy demands, many are looking to a new energy frontier of […]
December 11, 2009

Japan’s New Destroyer

By: Project 2049 Institute | On November 23rd, Japanese media reported that the Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) is planning a 248m long helicopter destroyer – DDH22 – which […]
October 16, 2009

Hatoyama’s East Asia Community

By: Project 2049 Institute | By proposing an East Asia Community, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama joined the ranks of other Asian leaders who have envisioned a future […]
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