Japan

Grey zone warfare at sea and Japan’s response

China’s Military Strategy states, “The traditional mentality that land outweighs sea must be abandoned.” However, China is a continental power after all; it interprets… Read More

Japan’s engagement in China’s Belt and Road initiative

Tokyo’s decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative enables Japan to seek greater business opportunities. However, to reap the greatest benefits, there are a… Read More

Abe’s South Korea challenge

Why democracy on the Peninsula presents a problem for Japan South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s push for peace on the Korean Peninsula threatens to undercut… Read More

Explaining Australia–Japan security cooperation and its prospects: ‘the interests that bind?’

Despite the recent rapid growth in Australia–Japan security ties and formal recognition of the common interests driving the 2007 Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation and… Read More

Why Australia and Japan need a Plan B

Concern over the possible decline of US power and the resilience of its commitment to underwriting security in Asia is not new. In the post-1945… Read More

Trump’s presidency and the Asia Pacific

Our Griffith Asia Institute research scholars weigh in on what Donald Trump’s successful bid for US Presidency might mean for the Asia Pacific… Read More

A new approach to security in East Asia

The security situation in East Asia is precarious. There is the possibility that a war over regional supremacy may take place between China and Japan;… Read More

Election 2016 and Australian foreign policy

Australians will go to a federal election on 2 July 2016. At first glance the 19 seats in the House of Representatives that the… Read More

Obama’s Hiroshima rhetoric obscures growing role for nuclear weapons

President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima was rich in symbolism, but light on substance. Echoing his landmark Prague speech in 2009, Obama recommitted the US… Read More

Can Obama kickstart Asia-Pacific reconciliation?

At the end of this month President Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima. The momentous visit is planned around Obama’s… Read More