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Book talk: Overcoming Isolationism: Japan’s Leadership in East Asian Security Multilateralism
September 23, 2020 - 17:00-18:00
In the wake of the Cold War, Japan suddenly reversed years of steadfast opposition to security cooperation with its neighbors. Long isolated and opposed to multilateral agreements, Japan proposed East Asia’s first multilateral security forum in the early 1990s, emerging as a regional leader. What led to this surprising and sudden change of position?
Overcoming Isolationism explores this question and offers a corrective to the misperception that Japan’s security strategy is reactive to US pressure and unresponsive to its neighbors.
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