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January 15, 2024   During campaigns for Taiwan’s presidential election on January 13, Beijing tried to exert influence on Taiwan in a variety of ways to ensure that the election results would be fav...

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December 11, 2023   While the war between Russia and Ukraine has plunged into a stalemate, the Congress of the United States, the largest military supporter for Ukraine, has been unable to agree on ...

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October 23, 2023   On October 19, the U.S. Department of Defense released its annual report of Military and Security Developments involving the Peoples Republic of China. The media focused on its es...

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May 22, 2023   The Group of Seven leaders at their annual summit in Hiroshima issued their “Hiroshima Vision on Nuclear Disarmament.” The document includes the “ultimate goal” of realizing a “world ...

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February 6, 2023   A U.S. Air Force F-22 fighter shot down a Chinese reconnaissance balloon that flew across the continental United States. Japan has so far failed to enact any law to tackle foreign...

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January 23, 2023   A joint statement on a meeting of the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee in Washington on January 11 said that the Japanese and U.S. foreign and defense ministers at the s...

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December 5, 2022   On November 29, the U.S. Department of Defense published its annual report on China’s military power. In consideration of debate on defense in Japan, I would like to take up two p...

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October 31, 2022   On October 27, the U.S. Department of Defense released the National Defense Strategy (NDS), the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and the Missile Defense Review (MDR). Of them, the NPR...

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October 17, 2022   On October 12, the U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) was released, coming up with a newly organized concept of “integrated deterrence.” It is composed of five pillars: integra...

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August 8, 2022   While conducting military drills to intimidate Taiwan in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on August 2-3, China simultaneously engaged in non-military of...

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