Japan May Become Both More Independent and More Allied With the U.S.
The outcome of debate over Japan’s weapons export ban will shape the future of its defense policy.
60-Second Expert: The Cheonan Incident
Despite a final report on the sinking of the South Korean vessel in March, doubts persist.
Pivotal Election in Okinawa
Okinawans are going to the polls to register their opposition to a military base plan supported by both Tokyo and Washington.
Contingencies, Not Domination, Behind Build-up of Chinese Navy
China is more concerned with keeping its sea lanes open than with extending its navy’s reach.
The Cheonan Incident: Skepticism Abounds
In its final report on the sinking of its naval vessel ROKS Cheonan, the South Korean government puts the blame squarely on North Korea. But many questions remain unanswered.
60 Second Expert: Okinawa and the Alliance
The dispute over the U.S. base in Okinawa continues to bedevil the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Okinawa and the Changing U.S.-Japan Alliance
The conflict over an aging U.S. military base in Okinawa has not gone away. Rather, it illustrates the very different ideas that Washington and Tokyo have about their alliance.
Andre Vltchek paints a grim picture of Oceania, which has suffered tremendously at the hands of more “civilized” nations.
Review: ‘Fixing Fractured Nations’
A new collection of essays provides a comprehensive survey of ethnic conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region.