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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Feb 3, 2022
A journey across Ukraine shows invasion would come at high price
The potentially ruinous cost of occupying a part of one of Europe's poorest countries explains why many Ukrainians believe Russia won't do it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 3, 2022
Biden orders nearly 3,000 U.S. troops to Eastern Europe to counter Russia
Efforts to reach a diplomatic solution have faltered, with Western countries describing Russia's main demands as nonstarters and Moscow showing no sign of withdrawing them.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 2, 2022
How China views the Ukraine crisis
The stakes for China are high, but Beijing has been extremely careful about showing its hand over the Ukraine crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Feb 2, 2022
Dispute over northern islands shapes Tokyo’s stance on Ukraine crisis
Russia-Japan relations are centered on the decadeslong dispute over four islands northeast of Hokkaido that Russia occupies and Japan claims.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 2, 2022
Japan and U.S. foreign chiefs confirm cooperation on North Korean threat
Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also shared their 'grave concern' over Russia's military buildup along its border with Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 2, 2022
Putin signals openness to diplomacy while blaming U.S. for crisis
Putin appeared to be trying to dial down tensions slightly in a crisis that has ignited fears of a full-fledged Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 1, 2022
Ukraine crisis reinforces need for an economic security strategy
The government must balance three competing imperatives: securing a reliable supply of energy, meeting climate goals and ensuring that national security is not compromised.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2022
For some of Ukraine’s neighbors, ‘Defend Europe’ has another meaning
For the populist leaders of Poland and Hungary, Russia's saber-rattling on the border with Ukraine takes a back seat to domestic politics and issues like immigration.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2022
Angry U.S.-Russia exchange at U.N. punctuates deepening Ukraine rift
The Americans accused Russia of endangering peace and destabilizing global security, while Kremlin diplomats dismissed what they called baseless and hysterical U.S. fear-mongering.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 31, 2022
Can the U.N. do more than talk about the Russia and Ukraine crisis?
The U.N. Security Council is due to meet to discuss Russia's troop build-up on the border with Ukraine, but there will be no action by the council — even if Russia were to invade Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2022
NATO concerned over Europe's energy security amid standoff with Russia
The European Union depends on Russia for around a third of its gas supplies and any interruption would exacerbate an existing energy crisis caused by a shortage.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 31, 2022
The hard-line Russian advisers who have Putin’s ear
Some analysts in Moscow still see a pragmatic streak in Putin, but there are growing signs that the 'radicals' in his inner circle are gaining sway.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 30, 2022
Will Russia’s anti-NATO gambit succeed?
Stopping NATO expansion has been one of the Kremlin's main foreign-policy objectives for a decade, but Putin's approach may yielded the opposite result.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 29, 2022
As Russian troops mass in Belarus, a Ukraine border is largely undefended
Russia has deployed tanks and artillery, fighter jets and helicopters, advanced rocket systems and troops by the thousands all across Belarus.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 29, 2022
Japan to move some embassy staff from Ukraine amid tensions
Japan's Embassy in Ukraine has about 20 staff members, and will keep only those needed to help Japanese nationals living in the country, a senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.
Japan Times
MULTIMEDIA
Jan 28, 2022
‘We’ve been through this before’: Ukraine city braces for possible Russian invasion
Flanked by rebel combatants and Russian forces to the east and Russian ships to the south, Mariupol is one place where President Vladimir Putin’s forces could attack first, or stage a provocation. We speak to residents and soldiers on the front line in this Ukrainian city.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
Jan 28, 2022
Unite to protect Ukraine and the global order
With Putin's Ukraine actions, he wants nothing less than a rewriting of the rules of international order and must be resisted.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 28, 2022
As tensions over the Ukraine worsen, is the West on the wrong track?
The Ukraine conflict is going to be fought in the realms of cyberspace, financial sanctions and the global energy front. This is where Russia can be made to feel pain.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 28, 2022
Kremlin says Putin will take his time to study the U.S. and NATO responses
Putin is seeking to rewrite Europe's post-Cold War order to give Russia a sphere of influence in Eastern Europe — something he says is critical to Russia's long-term security.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 27, 2022
Appeasing Putin on Ukraine may be the only option
Today we live in a new strategic environment. The bipolar Cold War era has been replaced with a new one where U.S. superiority still persists, but is no longer unchallengeable.

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