Reinventing The Alliance

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This edited volume examines the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the key to U.S.-Japanese relations since the end of U.S. occupation in the 1950s. The alliance has long been a source of both cooperation and stress between the two nations, but with rapid changes in Asia, it has grown more problematic. This book brings American and Japanese specialists together to examine the alliance within the wider regional environment and to determine whether and how the bilateral alliance can ...

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Overview

This edited volume examines the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the key to U.S.-Japanese relations since the end of U.S. occupation in the 1950s. The alliance has long been a source of both cooperation and stress between the two nations, but with rapid changes in Asia, it has grown more problematic. This book brings American and Japanese specialists together to examine the alliance within the wider regional environment and to determine whether and how the bilateral alliance can evolve and remain at the core of the region's security order.

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The fifty-year old U.S.-Japan alliance demands serious reexamination. The end of the Cold War, the rapid expansion of China and the outbreak of Islamist terror networks have undercut key security premises on which the alliance was forged. Yet these changes make a healthy U.Ss-Japan relationship even more critical to regional stability than before. Ikenberry and Inoguchi lead an impressive array of experts in an ambitious effort to diagnose the alliance in its bilateral and multilateral contexts. The book offers a rich and textured analysis of the present day alliance and an invigorating new mapping of potential fruitful directions.—T.J. Pempel, Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley

This book reassesses the fifty-year old U.S.-Japan alliance and explores the ways in which this security system could be effective for the next fifty years. In the search for a viable redefinition of the U.S.-Japan alliance in the future, the authors study different models of regional security, and propose that the "U.S.-German relationship model" is a better model for the U.S.-Japan security partnership than the "U.S.-British partnership model," recommended in the Armitage Report (fall 2000). Altogether, this work provides valuable insight for redefining the role of the U.S.-Japan alliance in Asia in the twenty-first century. — Mayumi Itoh, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The contributors in this volume are well-chosen. Ikenberry and Inoguchi skillfully introduce the reader to the themes of the book. Well-organized scholarship flows deftly to guide both the non-specialist as well as the specialist reader through the wealth of expert information presented on this complex topic.
— Robert Angel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, and author of Explaining Economic Policy Failure: Japan and the 1969-1971 International Monetary Crisis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403963154
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

G. John Ikenberry is the Peter F. Krogh Professor of Global Justice in the School of Foreign Service, with a joint affiliation in the Department of Government, Georgetown University.

Takashi Inoguchi is Professor of Political Science at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—G. John Ikenberry & Takashi Inoguchi
Section One: Historical and Regional Setting
• Models of Regional Security Order and the U.S.-Japan Alliance—Michael Mastanduno
• From Balancing to Networking: Models of Regional Security in Asia—Jitsuo Tsuchiyama
• Historical Legacies—Thomas Berger
Section Two: Security Bilateralism and Multilateralism
• Alliance Reform and Regional Reactions—Matake Kamiya
• The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Regional Security Institutions—Sheila Smith
• Multilateral Security in Asia and the U.S.-Japan Alliance—Victor Cha
Section Three: New Dimensions to Alliance Cooperation
• The "Revolution in Military Affairs" and Security in Asia—Michael O'Hanlon
• Ballistic Missile Defense and the U.S.-Japan Alliance—UMEMOTO Tetsuya
• The Evolution of United Nations Peace Operations and the U.S.-Japan Alliance—Steve Stedman
• UN-PKO—Akiko Fukushima

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