Regions / Japan
Despite its peace constitution, Japan boasts one of the largest militaries in the world.
What country failed to reveal a massive amount of plutonium to the International Atomic Energy Agency?
A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won't hold itself to account for its crimes against women, then history will.
China's increased military spending might not preclude its "peaceful rise," but Beijing isn't inspiring any confidence among its neighbors.
If Obama thought his short pass through Pacific would boost the much-vaunted U.S. “pivot” to Asia, he soon discovered that the world is not cooperating with his best-laid plans.
By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.
Driven by a rising China and arms exports from the United States, military spending in Asia is on the increase.
When a government refuses to apologize for war crimes, it means it would be willing to commit them again.
Washington's past and present foreign policies are sustaining the fraught security environment in East Asia.
Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased U.S. troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.