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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.

Apocalyptic Imagination: Sekaikei Fiction in Contemporary Japan

Apocalyptic Imagination: Sekaikei Fiction in Contemporary Japan

The lack of communities in Japanese apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic genre fiction of the 2000s highlights the insecurities of male youth in contemporary Japanese society.

Geopolitical Insecurities and Territorial Grievances in East Asia

Geopolitical Insecurities and Territorial Grievances in East Asia

The roots of the South China Sea disputes originate in the results of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Coming to terms with China as it exerts its power will be pricey, yet necessary.

The Asian Century Crumbles

The Asian Century Crumbles

Kishore Mahbubani once said, “If you want to see the past, go to Europe. If you want to see the future, come to Asia.” That future has not arrived. Until a rival idea emerges, the present belongs to America and its universal values.

The Cold War is Sustained Through Pyongyang: The East-West Divide in Northeast Asia

The Cold War is Sustained Through Pyongyang: The East-West Divide in Northeast Asia

Though frustrating for the U.S., South Korea and Japan, the geopolitical reality is that northeast Asia remains mired in a Cold War-esque East-West divide between the Continental and Oceanic powers.

Review – How Institutions Evolve

Review – How Institutions Evolve

Thelen uses institutional theory within a varieties of capitalism framework to explain the causes for variation in vocational training and skill formation amongst Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States.

Japan’s Nuclear Future

Japan’s Nuclear Future

The great risk in Japan today and well into the future is that the lessons of Fukushima are being skewed, ignored or marginalized in a nation where nuclear energy represents a significant and abiding risk.

Between Austerity and Viability: The Search for Future Air Combat Platforms in East Asia

Between Austerity and Viability: The Search for Future Air Combat Platforms in East Asia

Recent years have seen the intensification of political tensions between various states in the Pacific and East Asia. The rise of China as a military and economic power has necessarily triggered concern in the region, causing nations to reexamine their air-power procurement and development plans.

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