Listen to the Governor of Okinawa

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by Alexis Dudden The East China Sea seems to have disappeared. Not literally of course, yet only a few years ago around the centennial commemorations of the beginning of World War I, talking heads named the body of water between… Continue Reading  

Perry: Korean Peace Would Remove Rationale for US Military in Okinawa

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by Tim Shorrock A successful negotiation between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un would have enormous ramifications for the East Asia region, including removing the US rationale for stationing military forces in the Japanese prefecture of… Continue Reading  

Will Trump Complete the Pacific Pivot?

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by John Feffer James Mattis visited Asia this month on his first foreign trip as the new head of the Pentagon. It was less a get-acquainted visit than a damage control tour. His boss, President Donald Trump, had threatened to… Continue Reading  

The Coming Showdown in Okinawa

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by Tim Shorrock Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga arrived at the National Press Club last Friday to address the media after spending three days in Washington talking about his opposition to a new U.S. Marine base on the island. What might… Continue Reading  

The U.S. Military’s Role in Asia in the Age of Trump

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by Tim Shorrock Despite the attention being given to America’s roiling wars and conflicts in the Greater Middle East, crucial decisions about the global role of U.S. military power may be made in a region where, as yet, there are… Continue Reading