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July 03, 2017

Japan’s Maritime Options in a Changing Security Environment

In June, the Maritime Self-Defense Force invited military officials from 10 ASEAN countries on a tour of the South China ...

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January 19, 2017

Xi Jinping’s China: Concentrating and Projecting Power

Chinese President Xi Jinping moved to consolidate his position as a “core” leader during the second half of 2016, but ...

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May 27, 2015

What Does China Want?
Understanding Beijing’s Foreign Policy

Is China intent on challenging the United States for global supremacy? Is a military clash between these two great powers ...

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March 25, 2015

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 ...

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January 28, 2015

A NATO-Asia Partnership Would Ease Japan’s Regional Security Cooperation Dilemma

Japan and NATO have been referred to as natural partners sharing fundamental values, and they are being drawn closer together ...

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July 09, 2014

Optimum Balance Needed to ‘Reinvent’ ASEM

Many international institutions created in the wake of World War II are becoming outdated, and new multilateral forums are springing ...

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May 30, 2013

Japan and Southeast Asia
Three Pillars of a New Strategic Relationship

Japan has a vital interest in maintaining stability in the South and East China Seas. This can be promoted, argues ...

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August 29, 2012

The Roles of Regional Security Institutions in the Era of Power Shift: The Implications for Japan-China Relations

Since the end of the Cold War, the Asia-Pacific region has witnessed the evolution of many regional institutions, but they ...

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July 02, 2012

Community Building or Collective Balancing?: A Japanese Perspective

Will the Asia-Pacific end up being divided by the political and military competition between the US and China as the ...

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December 21, 2010

China’s SCO Policy in the Regional Security Architecture

This article attempts to clarify the present state of China's regional security design by considering concrete policy developments. It suggests ...

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June 03, 2008

Can Aid Change Burma?

Susan Banki received a SYLFF fellowship between 1999 and 2002 while attending the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at ...

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