Country Report: Russia (November 2021)

If during the first half of 2021 debates emerged over the merits of an alliance with China, Sino-Russian relations fell under the radar in the fall. Casting doubt […]

Country Report: South Korea (November 2021)

On September 15, a flurry of events marked a watershed moment in the Indo-Pacific region. Following its earlier launch of new cruise missiles, North Korea fired short-range ballistic […]

Country Report: China (October 2021)

In mid-2021, Chinese analysts continued to focus particular attention on India. They assessed the Modi administration’s economic diplomacy and its implications for regional relations. They also carefully evaluated […]

Country Report: Japan (August 2021)

International relations were mostly on hold in July, August, and the first half of September as Japanese concentrated on the Tokyo Olympics and the election for LDP president […]

Country Report: Russia (September 2021)

Russian publications covered some important developments in the late summer of 2021. One was the death knell to eight years of Russo-Japanese exploration of a diplomatic breakthrough: a […]

Country Report: South Korea (September 2021)

With the end of his term drawing near, President Moon seemed to be in a race against the clock to revive the stalled Korea peace initiative. His August […]

Country Report: Russia (July 2021)

In the late spring and early summer of 2021, Russians intensely discussed China even as they reaffirmed negative assessments of Biden’s foreign policy. Some pressed for a formal […]

Country Report: China (June 2021)

In mid-2021, a Chinese analysis assessed the long-lasting impact of former Prime Minister Abe on Sino–Japanese relations. The author lamented the deterioration of Sino–Japanese relations in April, especially […]

Country Report: Russia (May 2021)

For a champion of multipolarity, Russia was increasingly feeling isolated with only one partner in the spring of 2021. The Biden administration was deemed hostile with no prospect […]

Country Report: Japan (June 2021)

The late spring of 2021 saw Japan solidify its alliance with the United States in a summit between Suga Yoshihide and Joe Biden and in the multilateral G7 […]