EMERGING US-JAPAN RELATIONS AND IMPACT ON EAST ASIAN SECURITY
Keywords:East Asia, Security, Collective Identity, Indo-Pacific, United States, Japan
States with shared interests and values may form a collective identity to enact their vision and achieve security objectives against those they view as threats. Similarly, US-Japan relations have progressed for a long, not just due to the dangers posed by China and North Korea but because of their shared values of democracy, human rights, peace, and global prosperity. They share the vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific by forming bilateral and multilateral alliances. The US and Japan are also engaged in strategic partnerships for traditional and non-traditional security in the region, including maritime, cyber, space, and energy. This paper, therefore, focuses on East Asia due to its vulnerable security architecture and explores how the US and Japan’s security cooperation strengthens regional security by sharing values and security concerns. It highlights that the potential of both states to form a collective identity may improve the security situation in East Asia.
Khan, Arsh Shahid, Aiysha Safdar. 2021. "Emerging US-Japan Relations and Impact on East Asian Security." Margalla Papers 25 (2): 109-120.
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