Return of the Liberal Democrats? Internal Divisions within the Democratic Party of Japan
The so-called ‘Shadow Shogun’ of Japanese politics, Ozawa Ichiro has thrown his hat into the ring again, this time declaring his intention to run for the top post of the Democratic Party of Japan a move that would make him Prime Minister in the upcoming September 14 election against current
leader Kan Naoto. Ozawa’s decision to run would not only be politically divisive but could continue the revolving door-like trend of Japanese Prime Ministers, making him the sixth PM since the end of the Koizumi administration only four short years ago in 2006.
Washington Declaration: Beyond Korea, What it Means for India?
In April 2023, South Korea and the United States released the Washington Declaration to reiterate and upgrade their treaty alliance. In outlining a joint nuclear deterrence strategy, the Declaration reaffirmed […]
Understanding North Korea’s Resilience through Economy, Laws and Governance: a review of introductory sources and essential monographs
This article reviews contributions that may help researchers re-evaluate the question of the North Korea’s remarkable resilience in spite of its undeniable economic failure, a seemingly obscure legal system, and […]
Taiwan in Tokyo’s 2022 Defense White Paper: Reconfiguring Security Imperatives?
This article was originally posted on the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies (JFSS) website, you can find the article here. A few days prior to the highly controversial visit […]
South Korea’s Foreign Policy in Changing Times: Reversing Course?
Abstract: The tragedy currently unfolding in Ukraine may be a symptom of new dynamics in global geopolitics. The changing balance of power epitomized by the rise of China and the […]
Merkel’s China Legacy
Abstract Angela Merkel’s time as the Chancellor of Germany is soon coming to an end. An unofficial mainstay of the European Union, she leaves office having helped put in place […]