King’s College London, War Studies
Sep 07 , 2020
The Japanese Prime Minister’s surprise resignation may affect Japan’s handling of its two most important bilateral relations, Japan-China and Japan-US relations.
Aug 26 , 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has cemented the US-China “Cold War”, as evidenced by the US government communication efforts against China, with both domestic and international audiences in mind.
Jul 21 , 2020
Japan’s decision to scrap an expensive land-based missile defense system coincides with an important rethink of its security strategy, in favor of offensive capabilities.
Jul 06 , 2020
The Abe government welcomed and fostered the US rethink on its China policy, but the COVID-19 crisis, along with the 2020 presidential elections, have accelerated and deepened Washington’s China pushback. Where will Japan situate itself between these two powers?
Jun 05 , 2020
The pandemic has accelerated the US pushback against China across the military, economic, and communication dimensions to new heights. There are serious risks of a US-China race to the bottom.
Oct 10 , 2019
The United States-China trade war will make us all poorer and exacerbate the risks of war.
Jun 03 , 2019
The latest escalation in US-China economic frictions points at worrisome trends. In the short run, US allies may benefit from US-China economic tensions, but serious dangers lie ahead.
Apr 29 , 2019
Recently, Europe has been trying to redefine its economic relationship with China by taking a sterner approach towards its counterpart’s distorted market practice. In the process, China has softened its position out of necessity.
Apr 03 , 2019
Japan’s China policy has traditionally been reactive to a more assertive US grand strategy. Yet, in recent years Japan and the US have traded roles, as Abe advanced a China strategy that cajoled more active US support. However, Trump’s confrontational posture against China should worry Abe.
Feb 18 , 2019
Through the use of rhetorical narratives, the American “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” is intended to be an alternative to China’s Belt & Road Initiative, emboldening counterproductive geopolitical competition in the region.