January 2, 2013

Japan Moves Swiftly to Balance China

C. Raja Mohan, Indian Express

AP Photo

Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has not taken too long to affirm his strong desire to restore the balance of power in Asia amidst the rise of China and Beijing’s political assertiveness. As tensions between Japan and China over disputed islands in the East China Sea escalate and diplomatic observers warn against the dangers of a shooting match between their armed forces in 2013, Abe has begun his new tenure with a strong focus on national security.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Senkaku islands, South China Sea, Shinzo Abe, China, Japan


January 9, 2013
Japan and China Step Up Drone Race
Kaiman & McCurry, The Guardian
Both countries claim drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn of future skirmishes in region's airspace. more ››
January 8, 2013
How Abe Can Mend Ties with China
Japan Times
Mr. Abe should strive to deepen dialogue with China and make efforts to forge strong personal ties with Chinese leader Mr. Xi Jinping. more ››
January 15, 2013
Quickest Way to Kill the 'Asian Century'
Robert Manning, Yale Global
  It may be Asia's 21st century equivalent of the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand that sparked World War I. Growing tensions over territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas threaten to disrupt the... more ››
January 18, 2013
A British Comeback in Asia?
Rory Medcalf, The Diplomat
If you believe the rhetoric, Britain is coming back as a security player in Asia. It may not be exactly a reversal of the 1971 East (from London’s perspective) of Suez withdrawal. But on January 18th British Defense... more ››
January 18, 2013
Revisionism, Tokyo-style
Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman, Los Angeles Times
Japan's leaders still won't acknowledge their country's wartime atrocities. more ››