Category Archive: Asia

North Korea should Open Up to the New Leader of South Korea: Military Talks Proposed

North Korea should Open Up to the New Leader of South Korea: Military Talks Proposed  Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The new leader of South Korea, President Moon Jae-in,… Continue reading

Jaish al-Adl’s Reemergence Threatens Iran-Pakistan Relations

Jaish al-Adl’s Reemergence Threatens Iran-Pakistan Relations Publication: Terrorism Monitor By: Farhan Zahid The Jamestown Foundation Pakistan’s tense relations with its neighbor Iran were further impacted on April 27 when militants from Jaish al-Adl… Continue reading

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence

Swarms at War: Chinese Advances in Swarm Intelligence Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 9 By: Elsa Kania The Jamestown Foundation The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) anticipates that future warfare will be… Continue reading

Japan and the European Union sign biggest Open Economic Area in the World: America and Trump

Japan and the European Union sign biggest Open Economic Area in the World: America and Trump Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) and Japan have agreed… Continue reading

Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan

Uzbekistan Alters Its Vision for Afghanistan Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fozil Mashrab The Jamestown Foundation After the change of leadership in Uzbekistan, it has been widely acknowledged that the country’s new president,… Continue reading

Drugs Crisis in Iran emanating from Afghanistan: Sharia, Narcotics, and Shadow of NATO

Drugs Crisis in Iran emanating from Afghanistan: Sharia, Narcotics, and Shadow of NATO  Boutros Hussein, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Islamic Revolution in Shia Iran was meant to… Continue reading

Recent Developments in the Chinese Army’s Helicopter Force

Recent Developments in the Chinese Army’s Helicopter Force Publication: China Brief By: Dennis J. Blasko The Jamestown Foundation In November 2016, Chinese internet sources showed photos of a ceremony in the (former) 13th… Continue reading

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun

Buddhism, Japanese Art, and the Middle Kingdom (China): Rich Legacy of Tensho Shubun Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Tensho Shubun was deeply influenced by landscape artists from the Middle… Continue reading

More Christians Executed by Sunni Islamists in the Philippines: Maute and Crisis in Marawi

More Christians Executed by Sunni Islamists in the Philippines: Maute and Crisis in Marawi Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sunni Islamists in the Philippines express utter joy by executing… Continue reading

Pakistani Law Makes Ramadan a Dangerous Time for Religious Minorities

Pakistani Law Makes Ramadan a Dangerous Time for Religious Minorities By Ammar Anwer Special to IPT News Investigative Project on Terrorism The unconscious man rushed to a Pakistani hospital was covered in filth.… Continue reading

Remembering Bahukutumbi Raman who was a true Counter-Terrorist and Security Expert: India and Pakistan

Remembering Bahukutumbi Raman who was a true Counter-Terrorist and Security Expert: India and Pakistan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It was with great sadness in June 2013 that Modern Tokyo Times heard… Continue reading

Afghanistan Police Kill Protesters who lambast the Government, Taliban, and Pakistan

Afghanistan Police Kill Protesters who lambast the Government, Taliban, and Pakistan Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times After a barbaric terrorist attack killed vast numbers of people in the capital… Continue reading

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan?

Putin says Kurile is an Ideal Place to Check the United States in the Far East: Independent Japan? Galina Zobova, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation is… Continue reading

Sunni Islamists Greet Ramadan by more Endless Slaughter: Afghanistan to Iraq

Sunni Islamists Greet Ramadan by more Endless Slaughter: Afghanistan to Iraq Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In any other religion, including minority Muslim sects like the Alawites and the… Continue reading

Armenia and India Build Strategic Relationship

Armenia and India Build Strategic Relationship Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Eduard Abrahamyan The Jamestown Foundation With Azerbaijan and Pakistan currently pursuing a strategic partnership (see EDM, September 28, 2016; December 15, 2016),… Continue reading

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea

America and Japan to hold “Two Plus Two” talks aimed at strategies towards North Korea Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Political and military elites in North Korea continue to… Continue reading

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported

More Brutal Rape Cases in India Reported Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Rape is an international problem and is dependent on laws that should protect society from the ills… Continue reading

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges

Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges Publication: China Brief By: Zi Yang The Jamestown Foundation In a system where ministers are incentivized to report only good news, China’s Minister of Education public censure of… Continue reading

Moon Jae-in to become President of South Korea: Economic Issues and North Korea

Moon Jae-in to become President of South Korea: Economic Issues and North Korea Chika Mori and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The presidential election in South Korea witnessed no drama because like… Continue reading

Afghanistan and Failed States Sum Up Obama’s Legacy: Russian Federation and Tajikistan

Afghanistan and Failed States Sum Up Obama’s Legacy: Russian Federation and Tajikistan Ramazan Khalidov, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The former President Barack Obama of America talked like… Continue reading

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense

Philippines Choose Chinese Investment Over Territorial Defense Publication: China Brief Volume: 17 Issue: 6 By: Peter Wood The Jamestown Foundation In early April, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made waves by promising to improve… Continue reading

President Donald Trump irks South Korea: Trade Deal, paying for THAAD, and Estrange Timing

President Donald Trump irks South Korea: Trade Deal, paying for THAAD, and Estrange Timing Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The administration of President Trump is following the path of… Continue reading

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations

Japan and Military Normalization to Enable Enhanced Regional Relations Takeshi Hasegawa, Murad Makhmudov, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paving the way… Continue reading

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula

Russian Federation and Japan seek all Parties to Defuse Tensions on the Korean Peninsula Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Russian Federation and Japan called for the need to… Continue reading

New Uzbek President Courts Moscow During State Visit

New Uzbek President Courts Moscow During State Visit Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor By: Fozil Mashrab The Jamestown Foundation Uzbekistan’s new head of state, President Shavkat Mirziyaev made his first official visit to Moscow,… Continue reading

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path

Afghan Army slaughtered by outnumbered Taliban fighters: Islamic and NATO destabilization path Murad Makhmudov, Chika Mori, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Taliban, despite being massively outnumbered, have managed to kill… Continue reading

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for China Publication: China Brief By: Darcie Draudt The Jamestown Foundation The South Korean presidency was scheduled to change hands later this year, but Park Geun-hye’s official removal… Continue reading

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure?

The United States now Ushers a Conciliatory Tone towards North Korea: Regional Pressure? Shuchun Zhang and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times It appears that the administration of President Donald Trump is rethinking… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom

Japanese Poetry and Abe no Nakamaro (698-770): Tang Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), resided in the world of… Continue reading

EU should charge Nations and Charities for Encouraging Mass Migration: OIC, Free Ride, and Real Refugees

EU should charge Nations and Charities for Encouraging Mass Migration: OIC, Free Ride, and Real Refugees Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The European Union (EU) needs to consider indigenous… Continue reading

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea

America, China, and Russia should work together on the issue of North Korea Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The crisis on the Korean peninsula needs calmness in the corridors… Continue reading

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations

Haiti and the UN: Over 130 Sri Lankan Peacekeepers involved in Child Sex Ring and other Nations Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) brought cholera to… Continue reading