Alliance Prospects in Northeast Asia: Implications for Japan and the United States

by John Arquilla, Theodore W. Karasik

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This Draft Report (DP) examines the changing security environment in Northeast Asia and its potential impact on U.S.-Japan relations. It is designed to stimulate dialogue on emerging alliance configuration issues. This paper should be of interest to public and private groups in both countries as they search for ways to guide bilateral relations. Moreover, this research provides "early warning" of potential conflicts and misunderstandings, thereby contributing, the authors hope, to their alleviation.

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