South Korea’s ongoing political crisis is making it difficult to respond effectively to North Korean provocations.
The start of a new U.S. administration is an opportune time to recalibrate the U.S.-Japan alliance to keep it relevant and productive.
Senior Fellow James Schoff participated in a Reddit AMA to discuss the factors that have shaped the post-Cold War U.S.-Japan alliance and how the alliance can move forward in 2017 and beyond
New coalitions like India, Japan and Australia will still lack sufficient weight to balance China on their own. But in developing an agency of its own and taking a larger share of the burden of Asian security, the India-Japan-Australia coalition will send strong messages to both China and the United States.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must strike a delicate balance with new U.S. president Donald Trump to enhance strong bilateral defense ties, protect a mutually beneficial economic relationship, and maintain support for a rules-based global order.
Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a discussion on Japanese foreign and security policy.
The Bay of Bengal’s littoral states must find a way to build appropriate institutions that provide a framework for engaging with extra-regional powers and building havens of cooperation.
Special guests Yoichi Funabashi and Congressman Joaquin Castro joined top experts from academia, media, and the nonprofit sector to consider a broad range of political, economic, security, and social issues likely to impact Japan in 2017 and implications for the regional relationships.
At the current juncture of global uncertainty and diversified threats to prosperity, the United States and Japan should work to incorporate their full range of cooperation in more direct service of comprehensive national strategies.
The U.S. National Science and Technology Council recommended in October 2016 that the United States should develop a government-wide strategy for international engagement related to artificial intelligence. The U.S.-Japan alliance offers an opportune foundation on which to develop that strategy.