Will Japan assert its own vision for East Asia, or will it continue simply to react to China? That will be the biggest question in 2014 for Tokyo as tensions with Beijing continue to mount writes Shihoko Goto.
Japan scholar Hideshi Futori's paper on Japan's disaster relief diplomacy was published by the East-West Center. The full article can be accessed via: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/japan%E2%80%99s-disaster-relief-diplomacy-fostering-military-cooperation-in-asia
Senior Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the recent elections in Afghanistan.
In a September 17 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that foreign land acquisitions in Pakistan could exacerbate already-grave resource shortages and trigger political strife.
Senior Scholar Jill Shankleman conducted a six-month research project to examine the impact of China's oil and mining companies' overseas expansion on the governance of resource wealth.