Trilateral defense coordination offers Japan, South Korea, and the United States an important avenue to advance their mutual interests and support peace and security in the Asia Pacific.
In neglecting democracy, Donald Trump has surrendered a valuable U.S. foreign policy instrument.
At his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must keep talks focused on shared mutual interests, without allowing the agenda to get hijacked by real areas of disagreement.
New technologies are arming governments with unprecedented capabilities to monitor, track and surveil individual people. Even governments in democracies with strong traditions of rule of law find themselves tempted to abuse these new abilities.
The Trump administration’s strategy promises more hardship for the Iranian people, more tensions in the region and, more divisions between the U.S. and its European allies.
Despite close ties, some tensions continue to mar the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
The Trump administration has now done a complete about-face. And the longer these conflicts persist the more entrenched attitudes become and options for progress contract.
The current path of U.S. foreign policy is leading to isolation and a sharp decrease of U.S. influence in international relations.
A bilateral group of Japanese and American scholars and former defense officials examine the policy implications of the new NDPG analyzing the global changes in the post-Cold War security environment.
In the event a peace and security regime for the Korean Peninsula leads to North Korean agreement to reduce its conventional weapons and equipment, Kim may want to convert portions of the North’s defense industries to production of civilian goods.