The Statue of Peace: a young girl that sits on a bench outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Comfort Women: Japan & South Korea’s simmering flashpoint

20 February 2018

The historical issue of “comfort women” is still a simmering source of tension between Japan and South Korea. Dr Lauren Richardson, the new Director of Studies...


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Debating the Quad

Taking the Potential Costs of the Quad Seriously

Author(s): Benjamin Zala
Date of publications: 2018
Publication type: Policy paper

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