Malcolm Cook

PhD in International Relations from Australian National University Masters degree from International University of Japan Frequently visit Japan for research into Japanese foreign and security policy

Islands’ Dispute Recasts China-Taiwan-Japan Relations

October 19, 2012

Domestic politics in China, Japan and Taiwan are intensifying the territorial dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands and bolstering China’s relations with Taiwan.  For the past six decades, conventional wisdom has correctly deemed the China-Taiwan dispute the most dangerous potential military crisis involving China, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States. A...

Japan And The Re-Emergence Of China: Loss, Fear And Hope

July 17, 2011

  The re-emergence of China as Asia’s leading power may cause more soul-searching, internal debate and policy change in Japan than anywhere else outside of China. The rough coincidence of China’s economic takeoff over the last three decades with Japan’s relative economic decline solidifies the connection between China’s present rise...