Decades After Abduction, Why Can’t Japan Tap Maritime Self-Defense Force to Rescue Victims?

  It was March 24, 1999, at 12:50 AM. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force-guided missile-destroyer Myoko was in pursuit of an unidentified vessel off the Noto Peninsula when the Prime Minister’s official residence issued the first ever order for a “Maritime Security Operation.”     First Lieutenant Sukeyasu Ito, the captain of Myoko at the […]

Japan-India Joint Counter-Terrorism Mechanism the Need of the Hour

  The destructive worldview of terrorism and violent extremism needs to be labeled as the “rarest of rare” and worst crime against humanity. The globalization of violent terror with its unparalleled scales and frequency has induced a permanent sense of fear that is unsettling. It only makes it obligatory for nations representing free and democratic […]