Briefing Memo

This "Briefing Memo" provides special and timely analysis for security and defense issues to respond to reader's academic interests at the same time to promote a greater understanding of NIDS.

We hope this column will help everyone to better understand the complex of issues involved in security affairs. Please note that the views in this column do not represent the official opinion of NIDS.



  • December 2018

    The Significance of the "Rule of Law" in the International Community(PDF)

  • November 2018

    Air Superiority in the Falklands (Malvinas) War(PDF)

    Jun Yanagisawa

  • October 2018

    Russia's Maneuver Exercise Vostok-2018(PDF)

  • September 2018

    Military Functions and Artificial Intelligence (AI):Substitution of Intellectual Labor and Coexistence(PDF)

  • August 2018

    U.S. Army Reform Following the Gulf War(PDF)

    Yuichi Shinpuku

  • July 2018

    Will Japan-U.S.-Australia-India Security Cooperation be Realized? Different Perceptions for Order and Implications for Japan(PDF)

  • June 2018

    Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific and the Way Forward for Maritime Cooperation: QUAD-ASEAN Partnership(PDF)

  • May 2018

    The Trump Administration's Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement:Its Impact on the Middle East(PDF)

  • April 2018

    Direction of the National Defense Policy of China Under the Second Xi Jinping Administration(PDF)

    Yasuyuki Sugiura

  • March 2018

    Recent Trends in Russia's Military Cooperation:
    The Case of the Collective Security Treaty Organization(PDF)

  • February 2018

    The Impact on Japan from Mine Warfare during the Korean War(PDF)

    Yasuzo Ishimaru

  • January 2018

    In South Korea, NATO is a Reference for Tactical Nuclear Weapon Advocates(PDF)

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