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Japan–US Union and Southeast Asia: Getting closer to cement the status quo?

As French publicist Alphonse Karr fairly put it, “the more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.” The logic of maintaining the status quo by seeking changes as the core idea of the convergence between the Japan–US alliance and Southeast Asia can be discovered in the recently published report by the Hawaii-based East-West Center US-Japan Relations and Southeast Asia. Meeting Regional Demands. As it follows from the title of the report and its message,...

21.04.2016

Japan-ASEAN: an Inevitable Partnership in a New Asian Order?

... with consequences than the choice of partners for the defense alliance: the ASEAN countries will be glad to hold over the decision on the latter longer than the one on their political integration. 1 . Strefford, Patrick, “Foreign Debt: Distorting Japan’s ODA Diplomacy towards Myanmar”, Ritsumeikan Kokusai Kenkyū , Vol.1 19, 2006.

16.03.2016

Russia-US-Japan Relations Discussed in New York

On March 10-11, 2016 the National Committee on American Foreign Policy ( NCAFP ) hosted in New York a conference on relations in the Russia-US-Japan triangle. Scholars, government officials, diplomats and businessmen participating in the conference discussed security issues in East Asia and trilateral cooperation to address them, as well as enhancing interaction in the energy sector. Particular ...

16.03.2016

The Korean Peninsula: A Crisis of Diplomacy and the Triumph of the Law of Force?

... for concern here? Could a conflict between both Koreas that is capable of drawing the world’s leading powers of China, Japan and Russia in erupt on Russia’s doorstep? Could such a conflict involve weapons of mass destruction? Today, we can ... ... Zedong’s own son). From the point of view of geopolitics, preserving the South Korean buffer that prevents the appearance of thousands of U.S. and South Korean troops along the 1000-kilometre long border between Korea and China is imperative for Beijing....

09.02.2016

Korea’s Wound That Will Not Heal

... felt today. The line drawn in 1945 across the 38th parallel to delimit the zone where the Soviet and U.S. armed forces accepted Japan’s capitulation to end the Second World War continues to separate the two Koreas – the Democratic People’s ... ... zone – the provisional border between the countries – the two Koreas have been building up their armies, with thousands of troops equipped with the most up-to-date weapons and military equipment ready to engage the enemy. And it is not just ...

25.06.2015

Peace-Broker or Peace-Breaker?

The Future of Japanese Military Power The Future of Japanese Military Power Today, the Asia-Pacific region once again faces the Japanese question: is Japan a peace-broker or peace-breaker? What is the future for Japanese military power? So far, there are two main ...

27.04.2015

Has Japan Jumped Ahead Once Again?

On the morning of April 15, 2015, the website of the U.S. Department of the Treasury published its Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities indicator for February, and there was a new name at the top of the list . After six years, Japan has regained its leading position as the U.S. government’s primary borrower. The country has $1,224.4 billion, followed by China with $1,223.7 billion. Together, they make up 39.7 per cent of the total $6,162.8 billion held by foreign countries ...

21.04.2015

Narendra Modi’s Nuclear Triumph and the “Semi-Decay” of the Nonproliferation Regime

... build six units in India to suspend the implementation of their projects. Narendra Modi’s atomic diplomacy However, neither the warm relations between Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe, nor the common vision of foreign threats nor the interest of Japanese companies faced with falling demand for their equipment on the domestic market after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, forced Japan to conclude such an agreement with a country that had not adhered to the NPT. At the beginning of his ...

20.03.2015
 

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