The NBR Analysis offers thought-provoking essays and briefs on the most important economic, political, and strategic issues in the Asia-Pacific region today.
In this, the second publication of the NBR Analysis series, we offer three thought-provoking essays on Japan's emerging role in the Asia-Pacific region and the implications for U.S.-Japan relations. A view expressed in all three essays is that the rationale behind the existing unilateral Asia-Pacific security arrangement--currently financed and sponsored by the United States alone--has been undermined by the dramatic changes in U.S.-Soviet relations and by Japan's new role as an economic superpower.
These essays were originally presented at two recent conferences cosponsored by The National Bureau of Asian and Soviet Research. Professors Johnson and Pyle presented papers at a conference entitled "International Relations in East Asia and the Pacific: The Significance of Domestic Reforms and Political Trends," which was cosponsored with the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and held in Seattle last May. Dr. Lincoln's paper was offered at a one-day conference held in Washington, D.C. on July 18 entitled "The Future of Great Power Relations in East Asia." NBR's July conference cosponsors were the Congressional Research Service of The Library of Congress and The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies-MacArthur Foundation Project on U.S.-U.S.S.R.-P.R.C. Interactions.
Japan's Emerging Role in East Asia
Edward J. Lincoln
The Future of Japanese-American Relations: Seeking a New Balance
The Japanese Question
Kenneth B. Pyle
The Dilemma Confronting the U.S.-Thailand Relationship
Strengthening Transatlantic Policy Coordination on Asia
Nadège Rolland and Michael Wills
The New China-Russia-U.S. Triangle
What to Do about North Korea
Sue Mi Terry
Shinzo Abe and the Reality of Japanese Democracy
U.S.-Malaysia Relations on the Security Front
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Lessons from Negotiations
Responding to China’s Assertiveness in the South China Sea
James R. Holmes
The Sea Change in Japanese Foreign Policy
Kenneth B. Pyle
Beyond Haiyan: Toward Greater U.S.-Japan Cooperation in HADR
Weston S. Konishi and Andrew L. Oros
Japan-Korea Relations: Time for U.S. Intervention?
China’s Growth Slowdown and Its Implications
Dwight H. Perkins
The ASEAN Regional Forum: Beyond the Talk Shop?
Sheldon W. Simon
Will Abenomics Restore Japanese Growth?
William W. Grimes
The State of Cooperation in the East China Sea
Whose Pacific Century? The 113th Congress and Asia
Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining
Intensifying Contradictions: Chinese Policing Enters the 21st Century
The Impending Tide of Chinese Investment in the United States
Robert A. Kapp
The Leap in North Korea’s Ballistic Missile Program: The Iran Factor
John S. Park
Northeast Asia Turns Its Attention to the Arctic