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1Why War Occurs in Europe?---The Structural Transformation of the European Security Order in the Post-Cold War Era ---
Yuichi Hosoya
On February 24, 2022, war broke out on the European continent. To understand the structure of the war ignited by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the lead-up to it, it is important to look at the evolution of the European order over the 30 years since the end of the Cold War. As a compelling reason for its military invasion of Ukraine, the Russian government has repeatedly emphasized the threat to Russia posed by NATO's eastward expansion and the problem of NATO's betrayal of its original "pledge" not to expand eastward and its subsequent persistent eastward enlargement since the end of the Cold War. (Please see more the SSDP website
2The Russia-Ukrainian War and the Behind-the-Scenes Stance of the United States
Tsuneo Watanabe
Anchored in the war-torn Ukrainian capital, President Zelensky is incessantly sending online messages to foreign governments and parliamentary bodies, including those of the United States, Europe, and Japan. The presidential communications, alongside vivid images of the ongoing war dispatched from the Ukrainian front, have played a decisive role in rallying international support for Ukraine --- a new reality in the global online society. The digitalization and globalization of information empower Ukraine to evolve a new form of defensive campaign against the Russian invasion by tanks, referred to jokingly as a 19th-century model of invasion. (Please see more the SSDP website
3The Russia-Ukraine War and NATO
Michito Tsuruoka
Although the outcome of the Russia-Ukraine war remains unpredictable, the day of February 24, 2022, when Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, will be long remembered by Europeans as a significant turning point in history. There are various perspectives from which to analyze the ongoing war; here, we will examine its impact on European security, especially on NATO, and the role of NATO in relation to the war. (Please see more the SSDP website
4The Ukrainian War Viewed from Theories of International Politics
Matake Kamiya
This article, entitled "The Ukrainian War Viewed from Theories of International Politics," attempts to provide an interactive examination of the relationship between international political theories and the Ukraine war. In other words, the purpose of this paper is to discuss the Ukraine war from the perspective of international political theories, as well as what the actual development of the Ukraine war suggests about international political theories. It should be noted that the following discussion is tentative since the Ukraine war is an ongoing event that had been unfolding for three months or so as of this writing. (Please see more the SSDP website

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Remembering Professor Ezra Vogel

On January 17, 2022, the Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP) and the Executive Committee of Remembrance of Prof. Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University, held a remembrance seminar sponsored by the Kajima Institute of International Peace (KIIPS) and the International House of Japan.

Four prominent panelists—including Yutaka Kawashima, former vice minister of foreign affairs; Ryosei Kokubun, former president of the National Defense Academy of Japan; Hitoshi Tanaka, former deputy minister for foreign affairs; and Lt. Gen.(Ret.) Sadamasa Oue, former senior fellow at the Harvard Asia Center—spoke of Prof. Vogel's role and contribution to Japan-US relations and the world. The moderator was Masahiro Akiyama, president of the SSDP. (Please see the SSDP website)

Letter

Research journal "Security Studies (vol4 no1) March 2022 "What is Economic Security?(English edition) was published. (Please see the SSDP website)

Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP)

China is rising and may become a regional hegemon in not-so- distant future. Ascending India and the resurgence of Russia also illustrate the fact that we face a rapid power transition in Asia. Against this backdrop, Japan, as a major regional power, and its security strategy and diplomatic policy will be put to the test. With this in mind, the Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP) was founded in October, 2016. The SSDP will also conduct public diplomacy through its research projects. Japanese foreign relations vis-à- vis the neighboring states are likely to mark a new chapter in the near future and therefore, our research endeavors and other activities will be consequential.

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  • The 47th SSDP discussion session was held on May 30, 2022 to discuss "Global Impact of the Ukraine War".
  • The 46th SSDP discussion session was held on May 23, 2022 to discuss "The Ukrainian War from the view points of Theories of International Politics and International Law".
  • The 45th SSDP discussion session was held on May 18, 2022 to discuss "Why the Ukrainian War Occurs?".
  • The 44th SSDP discussion session was held on February 17, 2022 to discuss "National Security Strategy and Economic Security".
  • The 43rd SSDP discussion session was held on February 9, 2022 to discuss "Free Trade Regeme and Economic Security".
  • The 42nd SSDP discussion session was held on February 5, 2022 to discuss "Science/Technology and Economic Security".
  • A remembrance seminar "Remembering Professor Ezra Vogel" was held on January 17, 2022.
  • Research journal "Security Studies (vol3 no4) December 2021 " was published in December.
  • The 41st SSDP discussion session was held on November 17, 2021 to discuss " Korea's Political Situation and Japan".
  • The 40th SSDP discussion session was held on November 17, 2021 to discuss " North Korea's Situation".
  • The 39th SSDP discussion session was held on October 29, 2021 to discuss " North Korea's Nuclear Missile Development ".
  • Japan-Korea joint seminars were held on July 26, August 23, September 28 to discuss on Japan's and Korea's coping with the competition between the US and China.
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol03 no03" was published in September.
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol03 no02" was published in June.
  • The 38nd SSDP discussion session was held on May 28, 2021 to discuss "Asia's Security-Regional Security Mechanism".
  • The 37nd SSDP discussion session was held on May 24, 2021 to discuss "Asia's Security-Regional Security Problems".
  • The 36nd SSDP discussion session was held on May 14, 2021 to discuss "Asia's Security-Regional Power's Security Perspective".
  • The 35nd SSDP discussion session was held on April 26, 2021 to discuss "Asia's Security-Regional Security Mechanism".
  • The 34nd SSDP discussion session was held on April 20, 2021 to discuss "Asia's Security-Regional Security Problems".
  • The 33nd SSDP discussion session was held on April 19, 2021 to discuss "Asia's Security-Regional Power's Security Perspective".
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol03 no01" was published in March.
  • Japan-ROK Parliamentary Dialogue was held on March 11, 2021 to discuss "Japan-ROK Cooperation in the Era of US-China Competition".
  • The 32nd SSDP discussion session was held on January 28, 2021 to discuss "The Biden Diplomatic Policies".
  • The 31st SSDP discussion session was held on January 22, 2021 to discuss "The Biden Diplomatic Policies".
  • The 30th SSDP discussion session was held on January 18, 2021 to discuss " The US Policy toward China ".
  • The 29th SSDP discussion session was held on December 10 to discuss" The US Presidential Election and Its Democracy".
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol02 no04" was published in December.
  • The Japan-ROK Future Dialogue was held on November 21 to discuss "Japan-ROK Cooperation in the Post-Covid-19 Era".
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol02 no03" was published in September.
  • The 28th SSDP discussion session was held on July 17 to discuss" The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and Security (3)".
  • The 27th SSDP discussion session was held on July 13 to discuss" The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and Security(2)".
  • The 26th SSDP discussion session was held on July 6 to discuss "The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic and Security (1)".
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol02 no02" was published in July.
  • A joint meeting hosted by the SSDP and the Group for State Power Studies approved Urgent Recommendations on COVID-19.
  • The 25th SSDP discussion session was held on April 24 to discuss" Middle East and Japan's Security (2)".
  • The 24th SSDP discussion session was held on April 14 to discuss "Middle East and Japan's Security (1)".
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol02 no01" was published in April.
  • The SSDP Round Table was held on February 21 to discuss Middle East strategic situation.
  • The 23rd SSDP discussion session was held on February 17 to discuss"Cyber, Space, Environment and Security(3)".
  • The 22nd SSDP discussion session was held on January 30 to discuss"Cyber, Space, Environment and Security(2)".
  • The 21st SSDP discussion session was held on January 27 to discuss"Cyber, Space, Environment and Security(1)".
  • The SSDP Round Table was held on January 17, 2020 to discuss Middle East Risks.
  • The 20th SSDP discussion session was held on October 10 to discuss China's problems.
  • The 19th SSDP discussion session was held on October 7 to discuss China's problems.
  • The SSDP and The PF held the Japan-Taiwan Dialogue in Taipei on September 20.
  • A research journal "Security Studies vol1 no03" was published in September.
  • 2019 FUTURE CONSENSUS DIALOGUE was held on July 31 and August 1 in Tokyo
  • The 18th SSDP discussion session was held on May 8 to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea.
  • The 17th SSDP discussion session was held on April 22 to discuss Japan-Korea relationships.
  • The SSDP published a research journal "Security Studies vol1 no2", in April 2019.
  • The SSDP published a new research journal, "Security Studies", this month.
  • The 16th SSDP discussion session was held on February 6 to discuss Indian issues (2).
  • The 15th SSDP discussion session was held on February 4 to discuss Indian issues(1).
  • The 14th SSDP discussion session was held on November 9 to discuss Trump's trade policy(2).
  • The 13th SSDP discussion session was held on November 7 to discuss Trump's trade policy(1).
  • The 12th SSDP discussion session was held on September 27 to discuss economic problems Japan is facing.
  • The 11th SSDP discussion session was held on June 18 to discuss " North Korea's problem after the historical US-North Korea Summit Meeting ".
  • The 10th SSDP discussion session was held on June 14 to discuss " North Korea's problem after the historical US-North Korea Summit Meeting".
  • The 2nd Japan-Philippines Strategic Dialogue was held in Tokyo on March 10.
  • The 9th SSDP discussion session was held on February 16 to discuss " The Network Hegemony Theory for a Security Architecture in The Asia Pacific Region ".
  • The 8th SSDP discussion session was held on December18 to discuss "Destabilized Middle East".
  • The 7th SSDP discussion session was held on October 9 to discuss "19th CCP National Congress".
  • A special session was held on October 8 to hear a lecture on "Problems in Sino-Japanese Relations, 1992-2042"
  • The 6th SSDP discussion session was held on September 28 to hear a lecture on the Future of the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • A special session was held on September 19 to discuss a New Trend in India's Foreign Policy and Japan.
  • The 5th SSDP discussion session was held on July 20 to discuss an economic interdependence and its action on politics
  • A special session was held on June 30 to discuss The prospect of European politics and its implication on the Japan"s diplomatic policy
  • The 4 th SSDP discussion session was held on May 31 to discuss the two great powers, the US and China, and the implication on Japan's diplomatic policy.
  • The Japan-Taiwan Strategic Dialogue was held in Taipei on May 15 to discuss the Trump administration's influence on the region, in particular Taiwan.
  • The Japan-Philippines Strategic Dialogue was held in Manila on January 31 to discuss the strategic environments for each country and the two countries' cooperation.
  • The third SSDP discussion session was held on January 23, 2017 to discuss Abenomics and Trump.
  • The second SSDP discussion session was held on December 7, 2016 to discuss Trump and his security policy.
  • The first SSDP discussion session was held on October 14, 2016 to discuss the Korean Peninsula issues.
  • Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP) was founded by AKIYAMA Associates (Masahiro Akiyama, president) in October, 2016.
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