Asia & the Pacific

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Japanese Coast Guard vessel and Taiwanese fishing and Coast Guard vessels

Al Jazeera English

Journal Article - Asian Security

Threat and Opportunity: Chinese Wedging in the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute

| 2019

This article provides the first systematic analysis of China's conduct in its offshore territorial conflict with Japan to contend that Beijing has adopted a wedging strategy aimed at weakening the U.S.-Japan alliance. Building on previous scholarship, the article demonstrates that over the post–Cold War era China has consistently subordinated its territorial interests in the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute to help advance broader political and strategic goals.

Jeff Schwager, president of Sartori Cheese poses for in front of their plant

AP/Morry Gash

Analysis & Opinions - Project Syndicate

Power and Interdependence in the Trump Era

| July 03, 2019

President Donald Trump's manipulation of America's privileged international system will strengthen other countries' incentives to extricate themselves from US networks of interdependence in the long run. In the meantime, there will be costly damage to the international institutions that limit conflict and create global public goods.

Environmental activists wear masks depicting world leaders during the G-20 Summit in Japan

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

The G-20 Is Discussing the "International Liberal Order." That’s a Bad Place to Start a Debate.

| June 28, 2019

The Group of 20 is starting its meeting in Osaka, Japan. According to Japan’s foreign minister, the “highest priority” of the meeting will be to support the liberal international order, which he claims is under threat. However, defending the liberal international order is not as uncontroversial as it seems at first glance.

Donald Trump

AP/Evan Vucci

Analysis & Opinions - Institut Montaigne

The Fall of American Primacy? Interview with Stephen Walt

  • Soli Özel
| June 12, 2019

To discuss the future of the world order, America's relations with Europe, the status of Russia, and a Realist's assessment of the China challenge, Soli Özel, Institut Montaigne's Visiting Fellow in international relations, met Professor Stephen Walt in March in his office at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talk together at the start of their talks at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

(Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)

News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Ash Carter Receives Japan's Order of the Rising Sun Award

| May 22, 2019

The Government of Japan has announced that its prestigious Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun will be awarded to Ashton B. Carter, Belfer Center Director and former Secretary of Defense.  The award recognizes his contributions towards strengthening the relationship between Japan and the United States in the areas of security and defense.