Articles by Gavan McCormack

Okinawa’s Nature Groaning

May 25, 2012 | This article reflects upon the ecological impact and widespread resentment of the U.S. military base in Okinawa.

North Korea’s 100th–To Celebrate or To Surrender?

April 9, 2012 | As North Korea's launch date for its satellite approaches, the international community has responded with threats and by distancing themselves from Pyongyang. However, a far better solution could be reached from the international community working towards closer relations with North Korea.

Deception and Diplomacy: The US, Japan, and Okinawa

June 7, 2011 | For the student of contemporary Japan, these are sad times...because of the growing sense that Japan lacks a truly responsible democratic government to address these issues, and because its people deserve better.

The US-Japan ‘Alliance’, Okinawa, and Three Looming Elections

September 10, 2010 | World attention through the early months of 2010 focused on the tiny hamlet of Henoko in Northern Okinawa as Prime Minister Hatoyama struggled to find a way to meet his (and the Democratic Party of Japan's) electoral commitment to see that no substitute for the existing Futenma Marine Air Station be constructed in Okinawa.