The EU seems determined to clinch a trade accord with Japan by the end of 2017. That might be wishful thinking.
With the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action diminishing the near-term prospect of an Iranian nuclear bomb, most proliferation prognosticators
would likely pick South Korea, Japan, or perhaps Taiwan as the next place that could opt to develop nuclear weapons.
South Korea’s ongoing political crisis is making it difficult to respond effectively to North Korean provocations.
The start of a new U.S. administration is an opportune time to recalibrate the U.S.-Japan alliance to keep it relevant and productive.
Senior Fellow James Schoff participated in a Reddit AMA to discuss the factors that have shaped the post-Cold War U.S.-Japan alliance and how the alliance can move forward in 2017 and beyond
New coalitions like India, Japan and Australia will still lack sufficient weight to balance China on their own. But in developing an agency of its own and taking a larger share of the burden of Asian security, the India-Japan-Australia coalition will send strong messages to both China and the United States.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must strike a delicate balance with new U.S. president Donald Trump to enhance strong bilateral defense ties, protect a mutually beneficial economic relationship, and maintain support for a rules-based global order.
Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a discussion on Japanese foreign and security policy.
The Bay of Bengal’s littoral states must find a way to build appropriate institutions that provide a framework for engaging with extra-regional powers and building havens of cooperation.
Special guests Yoichi Funabashi and Congressman Joaquin Castro joined top experts from academia, media, and the nonprofit sector to consider a broad range of political, economic, security, and social issues likely to impact Japan in 2017 and implications for the regional relationships.