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The U.S.-Japan Alliance

Anchoring Stability in Asia

Richard L. Armitage and Joseph S. Nye Jr.

This new report on the U.S.-Japan alliance comes at a time of drift in the relationship. As leaders in both the United States and Japan face a myriad of other challenges, the health and welfare of one of the world's most important alliances is endangered. Although the arduous efforts of Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell and his colleagues in both governments have largely kept the alliance stable, today's challenges and opportunities in the region and beyond demand more. Together, we face the re-rise of China and its attendant uncertainties, North Korea with its nuclear capabilities and hostile intentions, and the promise of Asia's dynamism. Elsewhere, there are the many challenges of a globalized world and an increasingly complex security environment. A stronger and more equal alliance is required to adequately address these and other great issues of the day. This report presents a consensus view of the members of a bipartisan study group on the U.S.-Japan alliance. The report specifically addresses energy, economics and global trade, relations with neighbors, and security-related issues. Within these areas, the study group offers policy recommendations for Japan and the United States, which span near- and long-term time frames. These recommendations are intended to bolster the alliance as a force for peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Center for Strategic & International Studies
Pages: 28Size: 8 1/2 x 11
978-0-89206-748-0 • Paperback • August 2012 • $32.00 • (£22.95) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
Series: CSIS Reports
Richard L. Armitage is president of Armitage International and a trustee of CSIS. From 2001 to 2005, he served as U.S. deputy secretary of state. Joseph S. Nye Jr. is dean emeritus of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a trustee of CSIS. In 1994 and 1995, he served as U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.