Hana Rudolph

Former Research Associate

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Hana Rudolph is a Research Associate with the East Asia program. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Political Science and East Asian Studies. Before working at Stimson, she interned with the Japan program under Yuki Tatsumi, as well as at various U.S.-Japan organizations in Washington, D.C. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Research & Writing

Commentary
Japan’s Evolving Role in the UN

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Japan’s UN membership. Having just started its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, Japan’s involvement in the UN is a high-priority for the Abe government’s foreign policy agenda…

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Can Japan Be A “Peace Enabler”?

By Yuki Tatsumi and Hana Rudolph:  The evolution of Japan’s contribution to international peace through the United Nations has been remarkable. Today, Japan engages with the U.N. through peacekeeping operations and collective security measures, di…

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What Japan’s ‘Proactive Contribution To Peace’ Looks Like In Nepal

On April 25, Nepal was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Less than a month later, a second, 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck on May 12, followed (as the first quake had been) by numerous aftershocks. As of Sunday, May 17, Nepal’s Home Ministry has…

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US-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Prospects and Challenges

The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing dynamic power shifts and witnessing new and emerging security threats. In the midst of this dynamic, the United States has realized the potential for “mini-lateral” security cooperation, which complements the exist…

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Japan’s Global Diplomacy

In February 2013, two months after his inauguration, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared in Washington, DC, “Japan is not, and never will be, a tier-two country. I am back and so shall Japan be.” In the two years since, Abe has worked to fulfil…

Commentary
Japan updates arms export policy

On April 1, three weeks before President Obama’s arrival in Tokyo, Japan announced the revision of its arms export principles to allow the country to play a more active role in regional and international security efforts. This revision comes after near…

Commentary
Why Russia And China Won’t Join Forces Over Disputed Islands

On the sidelines of the Sochi Olympics, speculation brewed saying that China and Russia might enter into an agreement regarding their territorial disputes with Japan. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s summit meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping…

Commentary
US-Japan-Australia Security Cooperation: Prospects And Challenges

Yuki Tatsumi and Hana Rudolph:  The Asia-Pacific region is undergoing dynamic power shifts and witnessing new and emerging security threats. In the midst of this dynamic, the United States has realized the potential for “mini-lateral” security coo…

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