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Japan Strengthens Defense Strategy: An Overview

In the March 2023 edition of the White Paper Series, the Intelligence & Analysis Division examines Japan’s new National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy, and Defense Buildup Program, all of which were released in December 2022. This paper examines the regional threat environment, the implications of these policies/initiatives for Japan’s defense, as well as implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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Threat Primer: Hizballah

IntroductionIn early October 2023, the Palestinian political and militant group Hamas launched a large-scale attack into Israel from the Gaza...

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Threat Primer: Hamas

IntroductionThe Palestinian political and militant group Hamas re-entered the international spotlight in early October 2023 when the group launched a...

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