The Indian, Japanese, and U.S. effort to connect the Pacific and Indian Oceans could be an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative and enhance the bargaining power of small countries vis-a-vis Beijing.
While New Delhi and Tokyo realize their limitations in competing with China-led initiatives, there is an unmatched intent and willingness in the Indo-Japanese relationship to collaborate on new areas across the region.
Two veteran diplomats deeply involved with the last set of intense negotiations with North Korea will discuss their experiences and consider options in light of today’s dynamics, and will be joined by both U.S. and Japanese experts.
Relations between India and Japan have transformed over the past few years, in part due the rapid rise of China and growing uncertainty over the future U.S. role in Asia.
The risks of a military conflict with North Korea is growing day by day. Not talking has not slowed North Korea’s advance, and sanctions alone will not achieve the desired result.
Will Japan finally move toward acquiring offensive strike capabilities for the first time since World War II?
Thoughtful and respectful leadership, close consultation with affected parties, and a commitment of real resources to assemble necessary leverage present a better chance than anything on offer so far.
Many non-European countries are reassessing their views of the EU against a background of Trumpism, populism, and globalization.
Japan wants to keep the United States close and confident, but at the same time maintain good relations with China.
Brussels and Tokyo are stepping up at a time when Washington is retrenching from its traditional leadership role on global trade issues.