Japan’s Stake in the Ukraine Crisis
Since February 26, Russia has engaged in continued all-out military action, amounting to a full-scale invasion in Ukraine. It recently ordered its nuclear deterrent forces to be on high alert, with the European Union entering the fray by providing weapons assistance to Kyiv, further driving up tensions.
Russia’s “premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack” forced Japan to enact comprehensive financial sanctions and stand with the United States and the other Group of Seven (G7) economies to isolate Russia as a means of putting an end to Russian aggression in Ukraine.
What has Japan’s position been on the Ukraine crisis since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, and what is different about its stake in the Russia-Ukraine war?
The Political Split at the Heart of Taiwan’s Struggle against Foreign Disinformation
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ISDP Annual Report 2023
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What Comes Next for North Korea-Russia Relations?
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South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Atmanirbhar Bharat, and the IPEF: Convergence and Commonality
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