Writing at War on the Rocks, Alessio Patalano asks – “what is China’s strategy in the Senkaku Islands?”
The Nikkei Asian Review on Japan’s eagerness to cooperate more with the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing partners, the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand – “Japan wants de facto ‘Six Eyes’ intelligence status: defense chief.”
The Economist on casinos and corruption in Japan – “The Japanese Government Wants to Build Three Flashy Casinos.”
Takuya Matsuda and Jaehan Park write on Japan-South Korea relations – “Geopolitics Redux: Explaining the Japan-Korea Dispute and Its Implications for Great Power Competition” – in War on the Rocks.
Todd Henry argues that it is the “increasing symbolic stakes” which drive the escalation of rivalry between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands. See “More Significance than Value: Explaining Developments in the Sino-Japanese Contest Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands” in the Texas National Security Review.
“East Asia Summit Buffeted by Great Power Rivalry” by Nick Bisley at East Asia Forum.
Great read; quite depressing. Brendan Taylor writes on the Taiwan “flashpoint” in Dangerous Decade: Taiwan’s Security and Crisis Management (IISS: Adelphi Series, vol. 470, September 2019).
Ian Hall (Griffith University) talks on “Australia, India and the Making of an Indo-Pacific Strategic Partnership” at the Mortara Center for International Studies, Washington, DC, on 4 November 2019.
“Finally, some plain talk on the Quad” by Iain Henry at the Interpreter.
Steve Chan (University of Colorado, Boulder) speaks on “Appraising Thucydides’ Trap,” at ANU on Thursday 14 November 2019. For more information, see here.