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GEOECONOMIC BRIEFING

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with a payload of 21 Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Feb. 27.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Sep 21, 2023
Satellite constellations taking on greater role in Japan's security
As Japan fine-tunes its national security strategy, the importance and future of satellite constellations is being examined.
A screen shows an image of Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers in Beijing in August last year. The PLA's newspaper recently explained to its readers how ChatGPT can be used for military purposes.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Sep 12, 2023
Will generative AI hold power in international relations?
The technology has the ability to create influential text and imagery, giving it power to potentially sway public opinion.
Personnel from the Self-Defense Forces take part in a nuclear, biological and chemical weapons exercise at New Chitose airport in Hokkaido in July 2012.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Sep 7, 2023
Japan has plenty to offer in the field of detecting threats
With the spread of chemical, nuclear and biological weapons, the time is right to put domestic tech to good use.
Members of the Ground Self-Defense Force disembark from a V-22 Osprey aircraft during a live-fire exercise in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in May 2022.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Sep 5, 2023
Why building an effective Japan-U.S. kill chain will enhance defense
The conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated that modern warfare necessitates advanced coordination of operations.
A concept model of the Global Combat Air Programme's fighter jet is displayed at the DSEI Japan defense show at Makuhari Messe in Chiba in March.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 31, 2023
What the trilateral fighter jet program means for Japan
The program, also involving the U.K. and Italy, is the first such project with countries other than the U.S.
Members of the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, and U.S. armed forces carry national flags during the opening ceremony of joint military exercises in Taguig, Philippines, in October 2022.
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 27, 2023
How Japan can make the most of its latest diplomatic tool
Japan recently decided to establish a policy of Official Security Assistance. But how can it ensure its success?
An S-400 surface-to-air missile system outside the town of Gvardeysk, near Kaliningrad, Russia, in March 2019. The S-400 is one of the defense items India has procured from Russia.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 15, 2023
A new tide of weapons imports, production and development
Some countries are beginning to diversify when looking for partners for their arms needs.
Bradley Fighting Vehicles on Jan. 25 at the Transportation Core Dock in North Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of shipment as part of a U.S. military aid package to Ukraine.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 8, 2023
Is China going unchecked while the West supports Ukraine?
Some have criticized Washington's efforts to help Kyiv as having a negative impact on its ability to deter a possible contingency from Beijing.
A local resident stands next to a car in front of a residential building heavily damaged in the course of the Russia-Ukraine war, in the settlement of Toshkivka, in the Luhansk province of Russian-controlled Ukraine on March 24.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Aug 1, 2023
Mission impossible: How to get Kyiv and Moscow to talk
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's 10-point plan for peace has found some backers, but parts of it have failed to land with everyone.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy holds a news conference during a NATO leaders summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 12.
COMMENTARY / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 27, 2023
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: From a weak anti-war leader to a symbol of the fight for liberation
Shifting away from direct negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine's leader has called for weapons and galvanized national unity in the face of war.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a NATO leaders summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, on July 12. The leader's efforts to conduct diplomacy in the face of conflict have drawn comparisons with British wartime leader Winston Churchill.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 20, 2023
Why Zelenskyy's diplomacy is a key factor in Ukraine's efforts to win war
The leader's counteroffensive came at a critical time, sandwiched between two summits — the Group of Seven summit in May and a NATO summit earlier this month.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 20, 2023
Why Zelenskyy's diplomacy is a key factor in Ukraine's efforts to win war
The leader"s counteroffensive came at a critical time, sandwiched between two summits — the Group of Seven summit in May and a NATO summit earlier this month.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jul 11, 2023
What lies behind China's unconventional approach to diplomacy?
The country is pushing its own narratives to the international community by using its economic influence and shaking up the very concept of how order should be.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 29, 2023
Democracy-minded Yoon faces challenges in dealing with China
A recent thawing of ties between Tokyo and Seoul could help enhance economic security and keep Beijing in check.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 22, 2023
Why ASEAN is key to building order in the Indo-Pacific region
Southeast Asia’s geostrategic position is clearly important, and gaining the support of the bloc"s 10 members can create significant advantages for major players.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 15, 2023
The future lies in helping to make China a responsible superpower
Under its aim of realizing a "community with a shared future for mankind," Beijing is increasingly involving itself in global issues.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 6, 2023
China’s vision of an international order firmly in the shadows of the G7
How members of the grouping assess China’s international influence and their long-term strategy and the role they want Beijing to play may highlight differences.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Jun 1, 2023
Taking inspiration from Hiroshima to reconstruct the global nuclear order
The recent G7 summit showed that nuclear nations are having to reassess their approach to weapons in light of Russia"s threats regarding Ukraine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 30, 2023
What Japan can learn from a leader's diplomacy four decades ago
At a G7 summit, Yasuhiro Nakasone took the lead and helped to heal a growing rift between France and the United States.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
May 25, 2023
Why the G7 has significance as a collective economic defense mechanism
As the G7 chair and as a country taking economic security policy measures ahead of others, Japan is in a position to take a leadership role and help work against economic coercion.

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