Eight leading American and Japanese specialists examine the potential for Japanese-American cooperation in U.N. peacemaking and peace enforcement. They discuss the domestic political controversies raging in both countries over whether and when to support such U.N. efforts, review the record of U.N. intervention in key arenas of conflict, and suggest criteria that should govern U.N. intervention in specific cases.

This book is the result of a research project sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment and the Research Institute of Peace and Security in Tokyo.

Praise for this publication


"Peacekeeping raises controversy in many nations, but the difference between Japanese constitutional restrictions and American philosophical concerns is striking. Because of the strong cooperative defense relationship between the two nations, these differences are critically important."

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs