[Topics]Russia & CIS
Research on the former Soviet Union and Russia has been a priority since the Japan Institute of International Affairs was founded in 1959. Today JIIA periodically organizes study groups on a variety of issues relating to the transition of Russia and the newly independent states; their research findings are released as study group reports.
JIIA is engaged in a range of research on international and global issues. Our research emphasizes policy analysis and recommendation as well as the dissemination of information to stimulate informed public debate.
Ongoing Research Programs (FY2017-2019)
Column / Strategic Comment/ Policy Brief / Other Papers
Afghanistan : Japan's Experiences Revisited (2008-12-15)
AJISS-Commentary is an occasional op-ed type publication. It aims to present a variety of Japanese views on international relations to international intellectuals interested in Japanese external policy.
A Case for Japan-US-Russia Trilateral Cooperation
Hideki Asari (2012-09-05)
Japan Should Play a Constructive Role in the Arctic
Takahiro Ishihara (2012-06-07)
RUSSIA'S EASTWARD PIVOT
Circumstances in Russia Following Putin's Comeback and Japan's Reaction
Hironori Fushita (2012-05-23)
Putin's Return to the Presidency and Its Implications for Asia
Shigeki Hakamada (2011-11-22)
JIIA organizes some 30 forums annually in which we invites distinguished speakers from Japan and abroad to address germane issues and offer insights on international relations and Japanese foreign policy.
[Recent Forum / Symposium on Russia & CIS]
Speaker: Prof. Timothy Colton , Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University
Speaker: Mr. Dan SMITH, Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Speaker: Prof. Dmitry Streltsov
Head of the Afro-Asian Department and a Professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)
Speaker: Dr Andris Spruds, Director and Ms. Diana Potjomkina, Research Fellow, Latvian Institute of International Affairs
JIIA regularly organizes international conference to exchange opinions and discuss policies. We hold a variety of meetings at which officials, journalists, academics and other foreign-policy specialists debate world affairs.
3rd Japan-India Dialogue, Tokyo
Japan-US Security Seminar Follow-up Meeting, Washington, DC
8th JIIA-IPIS (Institute for Political and International Studies, Iran) Roundtable, Tehran
2nd JIIA-CSR (Center for Strategic Research, Expediency Discernment Council, Iran) Dialogue, Tehran
JIIA-IIRI (Ilmin International Relations Institute (IIRI), Korea University) Dialogue, Seoul
JIIA-RAND Corporation Dialogue, Tokyo
4th JIIA-INSS (Institute for National Security Strategy, South Korea) Dialogue, Tokyo
3rd JIIA-IIS (Institute of International Studies, Fudan University, China) Dialogue, Tokyo
Archive of high-quality scholary works translated from Japanese to English
Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs)
No.680 April 2019 "Protecting Human Rights via International Procedures"
Vol.2 No.4 Spring 2019
"Japan and the Post-World War II Liberal International Order"