Author: James Zumwalt
Ambassador James Zumwalt shares his analysis on how and why the new Suga administration will continue strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance alongside an incoming Biden administration.
Maritime Domain Awareness in the Freely Associated States: Why It Matters for the United States and JapanOctober 29, 2020
Author: Adam Morrow
Mr. Adam Morrow describes the challenges of maritime domain awareness in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, particularly our allies in the Freely Associated States. He gives us a preview into the fascinating new technologies that will revolutionize ocean governance and foster a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
Author: Kentaro Furuya
Commander Kentaro Furuya (JCG) discusses the role of the Japan-U.S. alliance in maritime capacity building in the Indo-Pacific in order to counter China’s attempts to destabilize the region. The alliance has invested in various coast guard and maritime law enforcement agencies to reinforce international norms and the law of the sea throughout the Indo-Pacific. He also discusses whether this investment has been enough to counter China’s subversion of the international world order, or if the alliance needs to invest more in these efforts.
Tags: maritime security
The Japan-U.S. Alliance and Climate Security:
September 4, 2020
Building on the Alliance’s History for Future Preparedness and Response
Author: Rachel Fleishman, Shiloh Fetzek, and Christine Parthemore
Rachel Fleishman, Shiloh Fetzek, and Christine Parthemore discuss the history of U.S.-Japan cooperation on humanitarian aid and disaster response efforts. They analyze the threats climate change poses to the security operations and geostrategic posture of the alliance, and encourage policymakers to start incorporating environmental security perspectives into their operations planning and grand strategies so that the alliance can best adapt to an unforgiving climate and the severe disasters it brings.
Author: Patricia O’Brien
This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. U.S.-Japan relations have come a long way since then. In her most recent article, Dr. Patricia O’Brien of Georgetown University’s Asia Studies Program, examines the historical context of U.S. and Japanese policies in the Pacific. She discusses efforts to sustain peace in the rapidly changing security environment and provides policy recommendations. Dr. O’Brien concludes that the United States and Japan should expand their regional presence and align their geopolitical strategies with the priorities of Blue Pacific nations.