Country Report: Japan (June 2024)

Despite Chinese efforts to revitalize economic relations with Japan, the spring of 2024 saw no resurgence of optimism. The shadow of China’s boycott of Japanese marine products as […]

Country Report: Japan (May 2024)

On February 16 Yomiuri discussed a proposed law making it easier to share secrets and conduct joint research. This aimed to raise Japan to the international level for […]

Introduction

A country steeped in pacifism after World War II has awakened to a world mired in war and the threat of coercion around its borders. As recently as […]

The Accomplice: Japanese Threat Perceptions of Russia

A quick glance at a map suggests that Russia is a direct military threat to Japan. The closest Russian troops are deployed on Kunashir, a mere 25km from […]

A View from Russia on Sino-Russian Relations in 2023-24

Richard Weitz, Hudson Institute1 This year marks the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). This article first discusses recent Russian […]

Country Report: South Korea (October 2023)

The evolving dynamics in South Korea’s geopolitical landscape, characterized by diplomatic intricacies, defense concerns, and cultural influence, undeniably underscore the nation’s multifaceted role in the global arena. The […]

Country Report: Russia (September 2023)

Russian writings on Asia in the late summer of 2023 ranged from encomiums to China’s success to alarm about its revanchism. Some struggle with uncertainty about its economic […]

Country Report: Russia (May 2023)

How closely should Russia align with China in the Asia-Pacific? Against the backdrop of the crisis in Ukraine, how is the regional architecture in Asia taking shape? Are […]

Country Report: Japan (May 2023)

The early spring of 2023 proved to be a busy time for Japanese diplomacy. After hosting Yoon Suk-yeol on a historic reconciliation visit, Kishida Fumio outlined a new […]

Country Report: South Korea (April 2023)

The recent South Korea-Japan and US-South Korea summits held in March and April have shown a glimmer of hope for the relationship between the three countries. However, the […]