Dennis Blair

Celebrating Japan’s constitution, 70 years later

Author: Adm. Dennis Blair and Daniel Bob

Categories: In the News

November 3 marks the 70th anniversary of the promulgation of Japan’s constitution, a remarkable document forged in the aftermath of World War II that has guided the country’s democratic development, allowing Japan to overcome the bitterness of the war years, regain its position in the international community, and set the country on a path to economic prosperity.

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Into the Gray Zone: The Private Sector and Active Defense against Cyber Threats

Author: Center for Cyber & Homeland Security

Categories: Cybersecurity

A new report from the GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the legal, policy and technological contexts that surround private sector cybersecurity and active defense measures to improve U.S. responses to evolving threats. The report draws on knowledge from a task force co-chaired by Sasakawa USA Chairman and CEO Adm. Dennis Blair and other experts in the public and private sectors who are thought leaders in technology, security, privacy, law and business.

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Trade with Japan is hugely beneficial to the U.S. and Pennsylvania

Author: By Dr. Satu Limaye and Adm. Dennis Blair

Categories: In the News

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election has ignited renewed interest from the American public in weighing the benefits and importance of U.S. engagement in Asia. Let’s look at the facts: Trade, foreign investment, Asian students at American universities, tourism, and even immigration create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Americans.

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South China Sea: How to prevent China from changing the status quo

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair and Dr. Jeffrey Hornung

Categories: In the News

In recent months, China sent at least 36 ships into Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea. In the South China Sea, a flotilla of Chinese barges and coast guard ships have sailed around the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal. This ramped up Chinese activity has stoked fears in Tokyo and Manila that China is positioning itself to change the status quo.

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The global threat that went undiscussed at the G20 Summit

Author: Admiral Dennis Blair

Categories: In the News

What was not officially discussed at this year’s G20 but should have been front and center throughout the summit was the increasingly dangerous threats against every nation in the civilized world posed by cyber crime and cyber warfare. The issue with potentially the most damage to the globe was barely discussed, aside from an unscheduled meeting between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, of Russia, where cyber capacities were briefly mentioned.

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