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Challenging Japan’s ‘War Laws’: contemporary civil society action in the courts
Street protests against Abe’s Peace and Security Legislation give way to court action challenging their constitutionality.
Contested Asia and the return of the Quadrilateral Security Initiative
If the Quad becomes a major component of Asia’s security architecture then it is likely to stoke competition between China and the US rather than damp it down.
Australia-Japan political and security ties reach new heights
The Australia-Japan relationship is based on complementarity and mutual interests that have been able to withstand difficult periods.
India and the Quad: Chinese belligerence and Indian resilience
New Delhi has not been shy of challenging Beijing’s actions on its disputed borders and other matters.
North Korea’s nuclear weapons have not been a ‘game changer’
Pyongyang is a regional irritant and international outlaw government, but it hasn’t become more aggressive since becoming a de facto nuclear weapons state.