Commentary

In The DiplomatU.S.-Japan Network for the Future Cohort II scholar Weston Konishi (Institute of Foreign Policy Analysis) compares President Obama’s June 7-8 summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping to recent bilateral meetings with his Japanese counterparts. June 9, 2013

What is Japan’s Clout?“ blog post by Deputy Executive Director David Boling on Asia Unbound. December 13, 2012.

“Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future.” article by Ryan Shaffer, Program Associate, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, published in The Diplomat. July 12, 2011

“Taiwan and the South China Sea,” article by Richard Pearson, Program Associate, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, published in Taipei Times .

July 1, 2011

“The U.S. Approach to Peacebuilding: From a Whole-of-Government to a Whole of Alliance Approach with Japan,” Report by Weston Konishi, Adjunct Fellow, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and Associate Director of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA); and Charles T. McClean, research intern at IFPA.  This report was presented at an April 29, 2011 workshop as part of a research and dialogue project between IFPA, partners from Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy and others.

“The Limits to U.S.-Vietnam Ties” article by Richard Pearson, Program Associate, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, published in The Diplomat, June 16, 2011

“The Impacts of the 3-11 Tsunami on Regional Fisheries in Japan” article by Michael Clark (Mansfield Fellow, 2008-2010) May 12, 2011

Executive Director Gordon Flake speaking about “China’s Approach to North Korea” at the Korea Society in New York, May 5, 2011

Mansfield Fellowship Program interview with Paige Cottingham-Streater on Federal News Radio, March 29, 2011

Executive Director Gordon Flake featured in U.S. Asia Pacific Council’s Washington Report Interview | Testimony before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
March 16, 2011

“Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations.” Testimony by Executive Director L. Gordon Flake before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, March 1, 2011

“Time to Stop Shielding Pyongyang.” Article by L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, published in The Diplomat, January 18, 2011

“Preparing for North Korean Collapse,” Commentary by  Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Asahi Shimbun, December 17, 2010.

“G-20 puts Asia in limelight, but Japan in the dark,” Commentary by Mireya Solis, Assistant Professor, American University and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Asahi Shimbun, December 8, 2010. (Japanese)

“Reinvigorating U.S.-Japan Policy Dialogue and Study,” Report drafted by James Gannon, Executive Director, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, December 2010.

“Can the U.S. and Japan Finally Reconcile Over Hiroshima?” Article by Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Atlantic, November 12, 2010.

“Last Stop: Yokohama,” Commentary by Nicholas Szechenyi, Deputy Director and Fellow, Office of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published online at CSIS, November 2, 2010.

“The Once and Future Kim,” Article by Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in Foreign Affairs, October 25, 2010.

“The Power of People: Social Capital and Post-Disaster Recovery,” Article by Daniel P. Aldrich, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Purdue University and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published online at the Global Policy Research Institute.

“A Glimmer of Success,” Article by Matthew D. Marr, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Florida International University and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Miami Herald, October 8, 2010.

“Resolve Okinawa Base Dispute? Yes, You, Kan,” Article by Ken Haig, Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Bard College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Asahi Shimbun, September 13, 2010.

“Apology Diplomacy at Hiroshima,” Article by Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Atlantic, August 13, 2010.

“Symbolic Gestures: Lessons for East Asia from a Compromise on History in America,” Article by Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in Global Asia, Summer 2010

“U.S. Nuclear Renaissance or Still Muddling Through?” Article by Daniel P. Aldrich, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Purdue University and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Asahi Shimbun, June 2, 2010.

“Political Turmoil in Japan,” Commentary by Nicholas Szechenyi, Deputy Director and Fellow, Office of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published online at CSIS, June 2, 2010

“U.S.-Japan: A Step Closer to Resolving the Impasse over Futenma,” Commentary by Nicholas Szechenyi, Deputy Director and Fellow, Office of the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published online at CSIS, May 25, 2010

“Virginia’s Lessons for East Asia’s ‘History Problems,’” Article by Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Asahi Shimbun, May 6, 2010

“A New Era of Japanese Foreign Policy,” Article by Mary Alice Haddad, Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, published in the Asahi Shimbun, March 30, 2010

“The F-22 and the Japan-U.S. Alliance,” Article by Weston Konishi, Adjunct Fellow, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; and Robert Dujarric, Director, Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus, published in PacNet Newsletter, July 1, 2009

Managing Interlinked Global Risks for Common Security in Asia,” commentary by Mika Shimizu, Visiting Scholar, East-West Center, with an introduction by Leo Bosner (Mansfield Fellow, 1999-2001)

“Three Yardsticks for a Strategic Evaluation:  Responding to a Nuclear North Korea” Commentary by Gordon Flake, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

“Major Powers in Asia: Implications for Southeast Asia and U.S. Policy” Commentary by Weston Konishi, Mansfield Foundation Adjunct Fellow and Council on Foreign Relations/Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan

“The Kaesong Industrial Complex: Lightning Rod or Banner?” Paper presented by Gordon Flake at The Third Hankyoreh-Busan International Symposium:
After 2007 Inter-Korean Summit: the Role of the Two Koreas for Peace in Northeast Asia
, Busan, South Korea, on November 14, 2007

“A Vision for the Korean Peninsula at Kaesong Industrial Complex” Commentary by Gordon Flake, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, published in Hankyoreh http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_opinion/255152.html

“Is Japan Transitioning to a New Governance?” Commentary by Kazumi Noguchi, Research Associate, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

“Lessons learned from the BDA Debacle and the Six Party Talks” Commentary by Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

“When Implementation is Not Enough: Reviving the Six-Party Talks” Commentary by Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

“U.S.-ROK: Diverging Threat Perceptions of North Korea?” Commentary by Ralph A. Cossa, President, Pacific Forum, CSIS

” Forging an Enduring Foundation for U.S.-ROK Relations” Commentary by David C. Kang, Professor of Government, Dartmouth Coll

“Between Kantian Peace and Hobbesian Anarchy:  South Korea’s Vision for Northeast Asia” Commentary by Chung-in Moon, Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University, and Ambassador for International Security Affairs,Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

“Divergent Threat Perceptions on North Korea Commentary by Hyeong Jung Park, Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

“An Assessment of Current ROK-U.S. Relations” Commentary by Kang Choi, Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security

“Visions of Northeast Asia Regionalism:  The United States and the Republic of Korea” Commentary by Gilbert F. Rozman, Musgrave Professor of Sociology at Princeton University

“The Role of Mike Mansfield in Consolidating Mongolia’s International Status in Establishing Diplomatic Relations with the United States” by Alicia Campi

“Assessing Public Opinion Data: What to look for, and what to look past” by William Watts

“Listening to the People: Japanese Democracy and the New Security Agenda” Commentary by Andrew L. Oros

“On the Road Again: Back to the Starting Line in Beijing” Commentary by Gordon Flake

“Putting the Cart Before the Horse: Does Abe Have Public Support for his ‘Proactive Diplomacy?’” Commentary by Weston S. Konishi

” Realigning Expectations for The R.O.K. -U.S. Relationship: Are We Ignoring A Glass More Than Half Full?” Commentary by Sung-han Kim, Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)

“ 2002 vs. 2006, The Rise and Fall of Anti-Americanism in South Korea: “It’s Korean Politics (not U.S.), Mr. President!” Commentary by Hoon Jaung, Chung-Ang University

“ America’s Mid-term Elections: What Next for U.S.-South Korean Relations?” Commentary by Robert Hathaway, Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

“ Re-imagining the U.S.-ROK Alliance” Commentary by Dan Sneider, Associate Director for Research, Walter S. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center,Stanford University

“ The Korea-U.S. FTA: Prospects and Implications for the Bilateral Strategic Relationship” Commentary by Joseph A.B. Winder, President, Winder International

Norman Mineta, former U.S. secretary of transportation and U.S. secretary of commerce, has joined the Mansfield Foundation Board

U.S.-Republic of Korea Relations: An Alliance at Risk? Gordon Flake’s testimony before the House International Relations Committee

Preparing for a North Korean Nuclear Test by Gordon Flake

India Starts to Get Its Due Commentary by Terry Weidner

Picking Up the Pieces After North Korea’s Missile Launch Commentary by PeterBeck

Kim Jong Il vs. George W. Bush: American National Security in the Balance Commentary by L. Desaix Anderson

Japan Must Face Up to its Past Commentary by Weston Konishi

Japan-U.S. FTA worth considering Commentary by Weston Konishi

Pact With Hope: A New Era in U.S.-India Relations Commentary by Niharika Chibber Joe

Moderates Must Seek Coherent Natl Vision Commentary by Weston Konishi

 

Fifty Years of Sino-Indian Relations: The Idea of “Chindia” by Niharika Chibber Joe

Bush’s Asia Policy Lacks Drive Commentary by Weston Konishi

Sunshine or Moonshine?: Inter-Korean Relations and Their Impact upon the U.S.-DPRK Conundrum Commentary by Gordon Flake

Japan, U.S. Should Talk Straight Commentary by Weston Konishi

The Sept. 11 Japanese
Elections: A Post-Election Analysis
Commentary by Weston Konishi and Teruo Iwai

Japan Stuck on Abduction Issue Commentary by Weston Konishi

Election Will Have Far-reaching Implications for Japan Commentary by Weston Konishi

Negotiating with Japan Commentary by David Boling, (Mansfield Fellow 1999-2001)

Schoolyard Bickering Replacing Diplomacy Commentary by Weston Konishi

Analysts: Japan Getting Over ‘Nuclear Allergy’ Voice of America News, featuring Weston S. Konishi

Laboring over Immigration Policy Commentary by Jennifer Sklarew (Mansfield Fellow)

Same Bed, Different Nightmares: Diverging U.S. and South Korean Views of North Korea Commentary by L.Gordon Flake May 2005

Reintroducing Allies: U.S.-ROK Legislative Exchanges Commentary by L. Gordon Flake April 2005 (PDF file)

Passenger Rail Privatization: A Lesson from Japan Commentary by Robert Letteney (Mansfield Fellow, 2003-2005), April 2005 (HTML link)

Moral Hazard Alert: U.S. Perspectives on Inter-Korean Relations Commentary by L. Gordon Flake March 25, 2005 (PDF file)

Turning a Carrot into a Stick Commentary by Weston S. Konishi
February 15, 2005
(PDF file)

Harnessing the Talent of Women: Gender Equality in a Graying Society Commentary by Paige Cottingham-Streater February 17, 2005 (PDF file)

Perspectives on the Devastation in Aceh Commentary by Alfred Nakatsuma February 1, 2005 (PDF file)

Cautions on China’s Urbanization Commentary by Guoming Wen January 11, 2005 (PDF
file)

North Koreans for Kerry: Be Careful What You Wish For Commentary by L. Gordon Flake October 8, 2004 (PDF file)

The Ties That Bind: The Role of Exchanges in Strengthening U.S.-Japan Relations Commentary by Paige Cottingham-Streater for the Keizai Koho Center, August 2004 (PDF file)

Helping China Manage Energy Growth Commentary by William Chandler and Holly Gwin August 2004 (PDF file)

New! Survey on Health of the U.S.-Korean Alliance Summary by L. Gordon Flake June 11, 2004 (PDF file)

The Future of Regional Security Cooperation, and Korea’s Role Commentary from L. Gordon Flake October 9-10, 2003 (PDF file)

Weston Konishi writes for The Daily Yomiuri on an ongoing basis:

Washington Japanwatch August 30, 2005 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch August 26, 2005 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch May
31, 2005 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch April
25, 2005 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch April
2005 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch February
2005 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch December
2004 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch October
2004 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch July
2004 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch June
2004 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch April
2004 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch March
2004 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch December
2003 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch October
2003 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch August
2003 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch July
2003 (PDF file)

Washington Japanwatch May
2003 (PDF file)

Mansfield Foundation staff frequently speak, testify and write
on U.S.-Asia relations, both in the United States and in Asia.
We include some recent testimony and commentary below:

Testimony

Humanitarian Aid in North Korea Testimony of L. Gordon Flake before
the House Committee on International Relations, April 28, 2004 (PDF
file)

China’s Growth as a Regional Economic Power Testimony of L. Gordon Flake before
the Commission on U.S.-China Economic and Security Review, December
4, 2003
(PDF file)

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