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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

10 December 2010

Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

10 Dec 2010

Japan Institute of International Affairs, Tokyo, Japan.

"Founded in 1959, The JAPAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS is Japan's foremost center for producing and disseminating ideas on international relations. As an academically independent institution affiliated with the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute is a source of authoritative interpretations of Japanese foreign policy. Building on its work of publication, international scholarly collaboration and policy recommendation, the Institute is a forum for informed public debate."

Site contents:
* About Us (History and Mission, Trustees, Funding, Membership);
* People;
* Commentary ("AJISS Commentary seeks to inform world opinion of Japanese ideas on Japan and international affairs. AJISS-Commentary is an occasional op-ed type publication of The Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies (AJISS) consisting of three leading Japanese think tanks: Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), and Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS). The commentary is available on this website [free access to an abstract + text in PDF format] and through free subscription." Recent Commentaries include: # No.106 - Keep the Summit in Sight at COP16. Junichi Fujino, 26 Nov 2010; # No.105 - The Obama Administration's Security Strategy and the Japan-US Alliance. Takashi Kawakami, 19 Nov 2010; # No.104 - ARF: Move Forward "Not Too Slow." Susumu Yamakage, 5 Nov 2010; # No.103 - Don't Think Twice about Japanese Politics. It's All Right. Masaru Kohno, 2 Nov 2010; # No.102 - Deepening the Alliance within an International Security Community. Hirotaka Watanabe, 29 Oct 2010.);
* Forum (Recent webcasts include: # Dr. Seyyed Mohammad Kazem Sajjadpour, Professor, The Foreign Relations Institute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Islamic Republic of Iran, "Iran's Security Policy and Iran-US Relationship: Special Focus on Afghanistan Question" (2010-11-29); # Dr. Anatoly Vasilievich Torkunov, Rector of Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), "New Challenges in Global Politics" (2010-11-25). # Dr. Andrew Oros, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College , Maryland, "Looking Beyond the Current Crisis in Japan-China Relations", (2010-11-19));
* Research ("JIIA is engaged in a variety of research on international political and security issues. -grand strategy, nuclear non-proliferation, regional integration, terrorism, energy, a host of bilateral relations and others. Our research emphasizes policy analysis and recommendation as well as the dissemination of information to stimulate informed public debate. Research findings are presented in reports and publications, and in public fora including the media." Recent Reports [in PDF format] include: # "On Multilateralism - Ideas and Actions of a World Banker". Hideaki Asahi, Professor of the University of Tokyo and Adjunct Fellow of JIIA.(2010-12-03); # U.S.-Japan-India Strategic Dialogue, September 22-24, 2010 Washington,D.C. # JIIA Public Symposium: Strengthening Japan-Pacific Islands Countries Partnership.(2010-09-13); # ASEAN Study Group Report (2010-03-31); EU Foreign Policy after the Lisbon Treaty: Challenges and Opportunities. Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission. (2010-04-28); # The Fifth Japan - Australia Track 1.5 Dialogue (2010-03-31).;
* Conference (Including: 2010 November: # The 4th Japan - New Zealand Track 1.5 Dialogue, Tokyo. # The 1st JIIA - MGIMO Conference, Tokyo. # The 34th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting, Manila. # The 24th CIIS and JIIA Workshop, Beijing. # Open Symposium on "Conflicts and Peacebuilding in the Middle East: Palestine, Israel and Iraq", Tokyo.
2010 October: # The 1st CICIR - JIIA Symposium, Beijing. # The 19th Pacific Economic Cooperation Council(PECC) General Meeting, Tokyo. # The 1st Meeting of the CSCAP Study Group on Safety and Security of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations in the Asia Pacific, Danang, Vietnam);
* Publication [Details of Publications in English, Publications in Japanese];
* Membership;
* Centers (Center for the Promotion of Disarmament Non-Proliferation (CPDNP), Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC));
* Contact Us;
* Directions.

URL http://www.jiia.or.jp/en/

Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.jiia.or.jp/en/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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