Senkaku Islands Dispute
The overriding thrust of Trump Doctrine in East Asia seems to be a shift toward confrontation with China.
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Though less prominent than the South China Sea dispute of late, the fight for the Senkaku Islands is far from over.
After a long lull in the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute, the issue appears to be heating up once again.
Cooler heads must prevail in the ongoing island dispute between China and Japan.
In a move that could have far-reaching consequences in the Asia Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has followed through on one of his campaign promises and increased defense spending after nearly a decade of budget reductions.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the disputed Kurile Islands off the north coast of Japan will surely set alarm bells off within the Japanese defense establishment.
Beneath all of the historical score-settling that is driving a meteoric crash in relations between China and Japan there is a simple reality: China is attempting to fill strategic space that the US-Japanese alliance currently occupies.
Japan is stepping up its presence on the world stage.