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Interview – Nori Katagiri

Dr. Katagiri discusses his latest book on insurgencies, military strategies and cooperation and Japanese-American perceptions on security, politics and the world.

Transforming IR Education in Japan

Transforming IR Education in Japan

In recent years scholars have started to consider alternative approaches to the study of IR, while at the same time scholars in Japan are adapting how they approach the subject.

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

Australia should begin to position itself as a politically-astute player in the region and in doing so, make decisions that create realpolitik rather than frictions.

Abe (Finally) Meets Xi: A Step towards Stabilization of Japan-China Relations?

Abe (Finally) Meets Xi: A Step towards Stabilization of Japan-China Relations?

The two sides have decided to discuss plans to prevent maritime accidents from turning into military crises, whilst working to resume bilateral dialogue in other areas.

China’s Response to a Post-Pacificist Japan

China’s Response to a Post-Pacificist Japan

Although escalating tensions with Japan is not desirable, the Asian security order has changed in ways that should cause China to reconsider its strategy in the region.

Rethinking Change and Continuity in Japanese Defense Policy and Politics

Rethinking Change and Continuity in Japanese Defense Policy and Politics

Japan has been following a deliberate course in the reform of its defense policy. This has emphasized gradual change over revolutionary breaks. More changes are to come.

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Interview – Katrien Jacobs

Professor Jacobs discusses her research on pornography, censorship, and visual anthropology in the context of global capitalism, social control, and superpower rivalry.

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Adem and Mazrui offer an enlivening and unconventional collection, critically invocating the need for a discourse about discourse on Africa’s relations with Asian powers.

South Korea’s Foreign Policy in 2013: Building Trust in East Asia

South Korea’s Foreign Policy in 2013: Building Trust in East Asia

“Trust” has been the buzzword for President Park Geun-hye, and 2013 saw ‘trustpolitik’ in action in South Korea’s relationships with North Korea, China and Japan.

The Japan-China Relationship as a Structural Conflict

The Japan-China Relationship as a Structural Conflict

The already strained relationship between Japan and China has recently faced more challenges and they may benefit from US involvement in the process of regional power transition.

John Kerry’s Pacific Dream

John Kerry’s Pacific Dream

The Pacific Dream concept sought to advance two central U.S. foreign policy goals in the Asia-Pacific: expanding the scope of the U.S. pivot beyond defense, and isolating China without singling it out.

IR Theory and the DPRK

IR Theory and the DPRK

Looking at interpretations of current events through an IR theory lens, it is astonishing at how often claims have been made that war is likely, and that we have no way of understanding what North Korea might do.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

While Samuel Huntington’s thesis continues to be influential, the fragilities of the civilization construct within it are exposed when measured against the realities of the last twenty years in Asia.

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