Defence & Security
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Should Japan Have a Nuclear-Sharing Agreement?
As the only country to suffer a nuclear attack, Japan has a unique responsibility to fight for the elimination of nuclear weapons, writes Koichi Hamada. But that does not mean it should not be able to protect itself with its own nuclear deterrent.
China’s Precarious Balancing Act
In its efforts to maintain ties with both Russia and Europe, China is wading through a briar patch of conflicting interests and rapidly changing sentiments, writes Yu Jie.
Ukraine War One Year On: The Lessons for Australia
The global and regional tensions highlighted by the war in Ukraine requires Australia to adjust its diplomacy. John McCarthy argues this calls for deepening dialogue with the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and the Global South.
Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War
With the civil war in Myanmar having reached a stalemate, the international community should step in, recognise the civilian government, and deliver weapons to its armed wing, argues Thitinan Pongsudhirak.
Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plan to double the country’s military spending, together with the recent update to Japan’s national security strategy, continues a historic policy shift begun by his predecessor. Taniguchi Tomohiko writes the aim is clear: to improve Japan's ability to confront the threat posed by China’s expansionism.