My analysis of the historical significance and likely implications of Japan’s forthcoming Cabinet resolution ‘reinterpreting’ the Constitution’s Article 9 to allow Japan to exercise the UN-sanctioned right to ‘collective self-defense’ (集団的自衛権). First published as a PacNet, the piece was also published under a different title on the website of The National Interest:
- Liff, Adam P. Watch This Space: “Collective Self-Defense,” Constitutional Reinterpretation, and Japan’s Security Policy. PacNet #48. Honolulu, HI: Pacific Forum CSIS, June 26, 2014.
- Liff, Adam P. “Japan’s Article 9 Challenge.” The National Interest, June 27, 2014.