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The Quad as a Force-Multiplier in Building a Free, Open and Pluralistic Indo-Pacific Order
Ahead of a meeting of Quad leaders at the G7 in Japan, Tsutomu Kikuchi argues the four-nation partnership could be a catalyst for a “a new and stable order” in the Indo-Pacific.
Assessment of Quad’s Effectiveness: An Indian Perspective
The leaders of the Quad countries gather in Japan this weekend on the sidelines of the G7. Following the sudden cancellation of the Sydney Quad summit, Anshita Shukla and Arun Sahgal assess the group's progress and conclude its practical agenda for cooperation can make a valuable contribution to the region, despite the intrinsic strategic differences of its four members.
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.
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.
Kishida’s perilous road ahead
The assassination of Shinzo Abe and revelations about the murky religious links to national politics has shaken the government of Fumio Kishida, raising fears of a return to the days of unstable leadership, write Purnendra Jain and Takeshi Kobayashi.