The Response of the International Community to the Situations in Recent and Future Security Situations in East Asia
The SSRI focuses what is the most effective way to deter China’s aggression to the Senkaku Islands and to control "contest of initiative" from escalating into use of force. First, we should recognize the current situation around the islands and identify the risks at present and future under Xi’s third term. Second, we should find out the direction of effort to control those risks and to generate international concern....
December 12, 2022 | SSRI
Lessons from Ukraine for Maritime East Asia
The security environment in East Asia is undergoing shifts in the field and in the regional capitals, especially in Japan, where the new National Security Strategy signals major changes for Japan’s defense policy. As tensions throughout the East China Sea increase, what are the implications for the United States and Japan’s efforts to strengthen norms in the region? What are the lessons from Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine for the peace and stability in East Asia?....
February 15, 2023 | Stimson Center
Changes of the situation in the international relations and security environment in East Asia and the Response of the International Community
The security situation in the East Asia has been worsening seriously in this decade. Especially, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has been claiming the Senkaku Islands as its territory since 1970s, while Japan owns it as inherent territory with effective control for a long time. The PRC has been trying to impress on the world that the Senkaku Islands are its territory by the CCG vessels patrolling around. The number of intrusion cases into the territorial and contiguous waters around the islands by China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels are recorded maximum numbers of days in 2020....
December 9, 2021 | SSRI
In December 1971, the People’s Republic of China (China) stated for the first time that China has historically held the Senkaku Islands since the 14th Century. China’s claims are based on its unique interpretation of history, and not supported by any grounds based on international law. China has made repeated incursions into Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands. The frequency of the incursions has sharply risen since 2012. ... more