Japan’s paradoxical shift to the right

A nationalist troika formed in the run-up to this month’s Japanese election poses challenges for the region, writes Tessa Morris-Suzuki

06 Dec 12 | Comments (3)

Japan’s Okinawa dilemma

The failure to agree on a realignment of America’s military presence in Okinawa generates problems for the US–Japan alliance, Japanese grand strategy, and the region at large, writes H.D.P. Envall

07 Nov 12 | Comments (0)

Chinese whispers

A new book offers a tentative view of the largely uncharted terrain of public opinion in China, writes Kerry Brown

04 Oct 12 | Comments (0)

“Our society’s ability to present truth to itself is gradually disappearing”

An influential Chinese intellectual is arguing that only a freer and more diverse media can rebuild the credibility of government, reports Duncan Hewitt in Shanghai

25 Sep 12 | Comments (0)

East Asia’s lost opportunity

The region has yet to recognise its potential role in global governance, writes Ross Buckley. To do that, China needs to change tack

06 Sep 12 | Comments (0)

Politics by performance

For Hashimoto Toru – hailed by many as a future national leader – it’s out with human rights and in with government-authored history. Tessa Morris-Suzuki looks at his disturbing prescription for a “new Japan”

28 Aug 12 | Comments (0)

Dreams and nightmares

Graeme Dobell reviews a collection of essays about Australia’s strategic environment

21 Aug 12 | Comments (1)

The price of China

Hugh White offers a provocative but not entirely persuasive account of the implications of China’s growing strength, writes Geoffrey Barker

14 Aug 12 | Comments (0)