Alliance in Anxiety: Detente and the Sino-American-Japanese Triangle / Edition 1

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This book analyzes the structural dynamics of the Sino-American-Japanese triangular relationship by exploring how the 1971 Nixon-Kissinger announcement to pursue rapprochement with the People's Republic of China (PRC), in the context of the overall detente strategy, fundamentally altered the U.S.-Japanese relationship. It argues that the systematic structure of international relations in East Asia during the detente period was similar in significant ways to today's post-Cold War period. Highlighting the importance of China to U.S. policy options towards East Asia enables us to provide a more informed perspective on future directions of the Sino-U.S.-Japanese triangular relationship in the twenty-first century.
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Go Ito is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Meiji University.
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Détente and the Sino-American-Japanese Triangle 2. The Alliance Dilemma and the Structural Dynamics of Triangles 3. The Emergence of the Sino-American-Japanese "Romantic Triangle" 4. Japanese Economic Submission to the United States: A Response to the "Alliance Dilemma" 5. Sino-Japanese Normalization and the End of the American "Romantic Triangle" 6. Japan's Pursuit of Independence in Foreign Policy: A New Response to the "Alliance Dilemma" 7. Conclusion: An Analogy of the Triangle Between the Détente Period and Today
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