The Looming Cost-Sharing Storm

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.

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Chairman’s Message: The State of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Categories: Chairman's Message, Sasakawa USA Blog

This month’s Chairman’s Statement is an edited version of remarks given by Adm. Dennis Blair at the conclusion of the Sixth Annual Sasakawa USA Security Forum, held on April 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Adm. Blair provides analysis of the current state of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Catherine Putz, Managing Editor for The Diplomat, was one of eight rising U.S. journalists covering U.S. national security and defense issues who participated in a week-long study trip to Japan in December 2018 as part of the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) program. Putz published “The Art of the Balance: Japan, China and the United States” in The Diplomat on January 30, 2019. 

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Japan-Russia Territorial Negotiations and the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty

Author: James D.J. Brown

Categories: Sasakawa USA Forum

Sasakawa USA Forum Issue No. 17

As negotiations between Japan and Russia over the status of the disputed Southern Kuril Islands have accelerated under Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s administration, Moscow has increasingly looked to connect the issue to the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. Abe’s Russia policy may be naive and disconcerting to many in the West, yet it should be permitted to run its natural course, asserts writer James D.J. Brown.

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