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May 2023

US-Japan Task Force on Command Relationships for New Challenges (Session 4)

May 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday May 18, 2023, NEXT Alliance Initiative convened a roundtable dialogue on command relationships for new challenges facing the US-Japan alliance. The event featured senior fellow at CSIS and NAC participant John Schaus, who authored a paper after the conference highlighting his thoughts on the urgent alliance venture and the US approach to bilateral planning. The discussion delved into Mr. Schaus’ proposed concepts to guide the US and Japan towards closer C2 arrangements. The task force will continue deliberations in 2023, culminating in the NEXT Alliance Conference in October 2023 to be held in DC-Annapolis.

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December 2022

Bilateral US-Japan Task Force on Command Relationships for New Challenges

December 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative hosted its first bilateral US-Japan task force on command relationships for new challenges. The focus was on Japan's new National Defense Strategy, implications for future alliance security cooperation, and options for more integrated planning and operational activities. This event is part of a longer-term series of mostly bilateral discussion planned by NEXT for 2022-23.

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September 2022

US-Japan Deterrence in the New Domains

September 20, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

On September 20, 2022, the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative held a bilateral dialogue to discuss deterrence prospects in the space, cyber, and electromagnetic domains. The event took advantage of the Washington visit by Sasakawa Peace Foundation project members, Mr. Sugio Takahashi (Head of Defense Policy Division at Japan’s National Institute for Defense Studies) and Mr. Junichi Fukuda (Sr. Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation), who shared some early findings of their group’s research entitled "US-Japan Deterrence in the New Domains.”

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February 2022

Alliance Options for Responding to a Taiwan Crisis

February 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative held a bilateral dialogue focusing on alliance options for responding to a potential Taiwan crisis. This not-for-attribution event welcomed around 15 American and Japanese experts from government agencies, think tanks, universities, and involved former government officials and military officers.

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