East Asia Forum

East Asia Forum

Revisiting Japan’s comprehensive security strategy

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who is also ruling Liberal Democratic Party President, holds up a placard reading ‘Corona disease countermeasures, New Capitalism. Diplomacy and security’ at a debate session with other leaders of Japan's main political parties, Tokyo, Japan, 18 October 2021 (Photo: Reuters/Issei Kato/Pool).

Author: Tomohiko Satake, NIDS Economic security, or keizai anpo, dominates the current Japanese strategic debate. Since 2019, the Japanese government has rapidly put in place new positions, organisations and bills related to economic security. According to Takayuki Kobayashi, Japan’s newly…

The death of US–China climate cooperation

US climate envoy John Kerry and China's chief climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua take part in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in the Alpine resort of Davos, Switzerland, 24 May 2022 (Photo: Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann).

Author: Yuhan Zhang, UC Berkeley The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing for years. There is an increasing consensus among climate scientists that it is indispensable to hold the increase in the global average temperature within 1.5…

ASEAN economic integration under Cambodia’s chairmanship

ASEAN foreign ministers meet in Cambodia on 17 February 2022. (Photo:Reuters/Cindy Liu)

Author: Stepan Golovin, Institute of World Economy and International Relations The economic component of Cambodia’s ASEAN chairmanship in 2022 was less visible against the background of US–China tensions and the Ukraine and Myanmar crises. But promoting prosperity, deepening economic integration…