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Gabriel Dominguez
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jul 14, 2022
Blunders and miscalculations: How Sri Lanka plunged into crisis
The island nation is in its worst economic crisis in decades — and the fallout is already being felt in the corridors of power.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 13, 2022
New Philippine president faces delicate balancing act between U.S. and China
Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s predecessor gained international attention for seeking to pivot away from the United States toward China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 13, 2022
U.S. to expand its Pacific footprint amid growing Chinese clout in region
The Biden administration will request $60 million per year from the U.S. Congress over the next 10 years in connection with a new economic assistance agreement.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ANALYSIS
Jul 12, 2022
Sino-Russian activities near Japan hint at more aligned military cooperation
Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine and its more formal collaboration agreement with China, there appears to be greater coordination between the two countries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 11, 2022
Kiribati withdraws from Pacific Island Forum in blow to regional unity
The move came as the body began talks on several important issues, including climate change, economic challenges and Beijing's push for closer economic and security ties.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 11, 2022
Why China is unlikely to face an ‘Asian NATO’ anytime soon
Pyongyang and Beijing have warned about what they see as NATO's attempt to extend its geographical scope and assert military supremacy in Asia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / ANALYSIS
Jul 10, 2022
Gun used to kill Abe ‘easy to build with DIY store materials,' experts say
The ease with which Tetsuya Yamagami constructed handmade guns and explosives raises a large concern: Can this be prevented?
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 10, 2022
Protection of VIPs in Japan under scrutiny following Abe assassination
The broad daylight killing has prompted an investigation into why police officers and other armed security personnel guarding Abe could not prevent the shooting.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 8, 2022
Shock, anger and grief reverberate across world after Abe’s assassination
Japanese politicians and foreign leaders reacted with shock, condemnation, prayers and an outpouring of support in the wake of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's killing.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 1, 2022
U.S. and allies boost engagement with Pacific nations amid China push
A recent uptick in Chinese activities in the region has set off alarm bells in the U.S. and allied countries.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 29, 2022
Launch of new carrier highlights China's bid to tip balance in the Pacific
The development of the Fujian is just one of several efforts by Beijing to change the status quo in the Indo-Pacific region.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 14, 2022
Climate change risks exacerbating security issues in Asia-Pacific
As sea levels continue to rise, small islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans as well as coastal megacities in China and South and Southeast Asia are already at risk.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 12, 2022
Kishi warns Beijing against Sino-Russian military exercises near Japan
Nobuo Kishi's meeting with Wei Fenghe in Singapore marked the first time a Japanese and a Chinese defense minister held an in-person meeting since 2019.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jun 12, 2022
China’s defense minister blasts U.S. ‘meddling’ in regional affairs
China's defense chief reiterates Beijing's opposition to so-called U.S. meddling in regional affairs at Shangri-La Dialogue and urges the U.S. not to let competition define Sino-U.S. ties.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 11, 2022
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command chief warns over growing risk of miscalculation
Adm. John Aquilino has expressed concern that the deteriorating security environment in Asia is increasing the potential for miscalculation that could erupt into full-blown conflict.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 11, 2022
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy calls for more international cooperation to prevent wars
In a virtual speech to the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference, the Ukrainian leader said the world “must always support diplomatic actions to forestall violence and war.”
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 11, 2022
U.S. defense chief calls Indo-Pacific ‘center of strategic gravity’ amid China’s moves near Taiwan
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin says Washington's commitment still strong amid concerns that a crisis similar to Russia's invasion of Ukraine could erupt in Asia.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 10, 2022
Kishida outlines his vision for a more secure Indo-Pacific region
“I myself have a strong sense that Ukraine today may be East Asia tomorrow,” Kishida told the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue — a major international security summit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 8, 2022
What to expect at the upcoming IISS Shangri-La Dialogue
Chinese assertiveness, North Korea's military provocations and the repercussions of Russia's invasion of Ukraine are just some of the topics up for discussion in Singapore this week.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jun 8, 2022
Seoul pins hope on U.S. strategic assets to deter Pyongyang
As North Korea continues to enhance its missile arsenal, South Korea's new conservative administration wants to tighten the screws on Pyongyang.

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