Monthly Archives: August 2019

Southern Yemen

The Gulf region has witnessed a number of important developments in the recent period. Some of these developments are directly related to the Iran-US crisis, while others are not directly related to this crisis. These developments have important implications, both

Competing Visions for the Indo-Pacific Future

By: Professor. Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Global Security and Religion, University of Tokyo. TICAD 7, The Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), was held in Yokohama from August 28th to 30th. TICAD is held once in three years in the

End of the Election Season in Turkey

By: Professor. Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Global Security and Religion, University of Tokyo. Election is an integral part of democracy. If the public cannot demand accountability from leaders at the ballot box, failed leaders will not accept failure and will not

Another Important Election

By: Professor. Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Global Security and Religion, University of Tokyo.  It is not only the re-run of Israeli general elections in September or the U.S. presidential election next year which is important for the future of the Middle

Japan’s Two Traumas for the Coalition in the Gulf

By: Professor. Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Global Security and Religion, University of Tokyo. The United States is urging allied nations to share the burden of securing the maritime route of the Persian Gulf. Responses from the US allies are subdued ones.

Coalition of the Reluctant

By: Professor. Satoshi Ikeuchi, Professor, Global Security and Religion, University of Tokyo. Bahrain hosted a conference for maritime security in the Gulf on July 31. Allies and friends of the United States are invited to participate in a coalition of