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New Publication: Japan’s Defense Policy Faces a Critical Juncture

2022 was expected to be a defining year for Japanese security policy even before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Public debates and internal negotiations have been ongoing for months over the country’s forthcoming National Security Strategy, National Defence Program Guidelines … Continue reading

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New Publication: The Future of the Quad and the Emerging Architecture in the Indo-Pacific

In a new policy paper, Garima Mohan and I analyze the Quadrilateral grouping of Australia, India, Japan, and the United States (the Quad), which has come a long way from its origins, establishing itself as a crucial pillar of the … Continue reading

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New Publication: Expanding Engagement among South Korea and the Quad Countries in the Indo-Pacific

In a new policy paper, Garima Mohan, Bonnie Glaser, and I offer insights on how the Quad countries and South Korea can expand their engagement in the Indo-Pacific in eight areas: critical and emerging technologies, infrastructure, health, climate change, education and people-to-people … Continue reading

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New Publication: How to Mend the Rift Between Japan and South Korea

In our new Foreign Affairs article out today. Bonnie Glaser and I argue that with a new government now in office in Seoul, Japan and South Korea have an opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Still, although conditions are ripe … Continue reading

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New Publication: US Supply Chain Strategy in the Indo-Pacific

“To facilitate selective decoupling with China in such areas, the Biden administration is pursuing supply chain resilience through a two-pronged strategy of domestic and foreign policy initiatives: attempting to revitalize U.S. industry through onshoring while also promoting ally-shoring or friend-shoring abroad.“ I was delighted … Continue reading

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New Publication: Ukraine: A Turning Point for Japanese Foreign Policy?

For Pacific Forum’s PacNet series, I wrote about what’s driving Japan’s tough stance on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and what this might mean for Japanese foreign policy in the future. Read it on the Pacific Forum website or download … Continue reading

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New Book Review: Japan’s New Regional Reality by Saori Katada

My review of Japan’s New Regional Reality: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific has been published in the latest issue of Monumenta Nipponica. Read it on Project MUSE. If you do not have institutional access to the article, please contact me, … Continue reading

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New Publication: China’s Challenge to the Global Commons

“…China poses a challenge to the global commons because its actions reflect a pragmatic focus on national interest that disrupts more collaborative conceptions of their governance. However, instead of directly rejecting existing regimes, China has pursued a mixed strategy of … Continue reading

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New Publication: The Adaptation of Japanese Economic Statecraft: Trade, Aid, and Technology

I’m happy to share that my article “The Adaptation of Japanese Economic Statecraft: Trade, Aid, and Technology” has been published in World Trade Review.  Check it out on FirstView: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1474745620000543 If you do not have institutional access to World Trade Review, … Continue reading

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New Publication: Crafting Policy for Contested Commons

I’m pleased to announce that my paper “Crafting Policy for Contested Commons: Insights from Japan’s Approach to the Outer Space, Cyberspace, and Maritime Domains” has been published as part of a joint policy paper series entitled “Japan’s Leadership in the … Continue reading

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