17 Feb 2015
Abbott, Abe, and those Submarines
Author: Rikki Kersten
Pacific Forum CSIS
This paper discusses what the complications surrounding a deal in which Japan would assist Australia in its development of a next generation of submarines demonstrate about the security ties between the two countries and their security policies.
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6 Feb 2015
Japan-UK Ties and the Quiet Revolution in Japanese Foreign Policy
Author: John Hemmings
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
This article discusses concerns over the nature of Japan’s security posture and shift away from the ‘neo-mercantilist’ policies it pursued during the Cold War.
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Poland and France: The (Un)Limited Strategic Partnership
Author: Nathan Dufour, Marcin Terlikowski
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This paper discusses the potential for closer bilateral defense cooperation between Poland and France.
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The US-Japan Alliance in Transformation
Author: Jenny Lin
Pacific Forum CSIS
This report explores ways to strengthen the US-Japan alliance, focusing on the Special Action Committee on Okinawa (SACO) and its recommendation to relocate the US Marine Corps Futenma Airfield to a sea-based facility.
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Russia, the Islamic State, and Emerging Non‐Traditional Security Challenges for NATO
Author: Christina Lin
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This paper discusses what NATO can do to deal with the numerous challenges it faces, including those created by Russia's involvement in the 2014 Ukraine crisis, the rise of the Islamic State (IS) and military budget cuts in the West.
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How Bad are US-Israeli Relations?
Author: Adam Garfinkle
Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
This E-Note 1) compares the icy relationship between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu to those of past US-Israeli leaders, and 2) wonders whether the ties between the two countries are now becoming less important to Washington.
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