Is East Asia Headed for War?
Lessons from World War I

Tsuchiyama, Jitsuo
Is East Asia Headed for War?: Lessons from World War I

Rising tensions in East Asia have fueled concerns that the ongoing power shift in the region could climax in a hegemonic war. International security specialist Jitsuo Tsuchiyama maintains that the real threat to East Asian security is the growing risk of unintended conflict.

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Maritime Multilateral Security Cooperation in East and South Asia

Ohara, Bonji
Maritime Multilateral Security Cooperation in East and South Asia

Given the lack of an effective maritime multilateral security cooperation framework for East and South Asia, Bonji Ohara suggests creating a regional network of bilateral arrangements and working to build a perception of “common interest” in Asia. This paper is Chapter 4 of The Quad Plus: Towards a Shared Strategic Vision for the Indo-Pacific, published in February 2015 by Wisdom Tree of New Delhi, India, based on quadrilateral strategic dialogue among researchers at the Tokyo Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, Vivekananda International Foundation, and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. It is reprinted here with the permission of the publisher.

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Mixed Marks for India’s Modi

Akiyama, Masahiro
Mixed Marks for India’s Modi

Dubbed “the Indian Abe” by some observers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office late last May amid high hopes for his dynamic, reform-oriented style of leadership. Tokyo Foundation President Akiyama Masahiro reports on Modi’s early successes and setbacks against a background of legislative gridlock.

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Takahara, Akio

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Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo

Visiting Researcher, Japan Institute of International Affairs

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