Speaking on CGTN’s Dialogue With Yang Rui, Carnegie’s Michael Swaine explained that Japan, despite popular Chinese perceptions, will take a limited role as a security actor in the Western Pacific. He expressed doubts over Abe’s attempt at revising the Japanese constitution, and stated that a reinterpretation of the constitution would be a better approach for Japan. He also indicated that Chinese overreactions to Japanese actions in the South China Sea could deteriorate the security environment in the Asia-Pacific.

This interview was originally broadcast on CGTN’s Dialogue With Yang Rui.