Author: Michael M. Bosack
Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum
Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 18
In Issue No. 18 of the Sasakawa USA Forum, Michael Bosack argues that the Trump administration’s quarrelsome position toward alliance cost-sharing spells trouble for the U.S.-Japan security relationship. Bosack provides context for existing cost-sharing agreements, identifies problems with the current U.S. administration’s approach, and makes recommendations for ways alliance managers can mitigate potential fallout.
Join Sasakawa USA on April 24, 2019, at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the Sixth Annual Sasakawa USA Security Forum. The day-long event will feature key experts and officials from government, business, think tanks, and academia as they discuss and debate future challenges for the United States and Japan.
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On December 13, Lieutenant General Wallace “Chip” Gregson (USMC, ret.), Senior Advisor at Avascent Global Advisors, spoke at the Sasakawa USA Policy Lunch Series event “Changes on the Korean Peninsula: Moon and Kim – Who Leads this Dance?” This lunch discussion was moderated by Sasakawa USA CEO Ambassador James Zumwalt.
Tabletop Exercise Pacific Trident II Report Launch and Panel Discussion: Testing U.S.-Japan and U.S.-ROK Responses to North Korean Provocations
Sasakawa USA held a December 6 panel discussion on its recently executed Exercise Pacific Trident II. Exercise Pacific Trident II was an unclassified tabletop exercise designed to test the policy, diplomatic, and military responses of the United States, Japan, and South Korea to North Korean sanction evasion activities and signs of internal instability. The event was held from 2-3:30 p.m. December 6 in the Crystal Room at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC.
Jim Schoff joined Dr. Sayuri Romei, Sasakawa USA Fellow for Security and Foreign Affairs, and a group of two dozen policy experts for a November 14 policy lunch discussion on the impact of U.S. political turmoil on Japan’s foreign policy.