PacNet: “The 2015 US-Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation: Toward ‘A More Balanced and Effective Alliance.'”

My latest… a preview and preliminary analysis of next week’s highly anticipated (and historic) revision of the U.S.-Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation has been published in the Pacific Forum CSIS’ PacNet newsletter. The revision is a landmark event in U.S.-Japan relations, as the last update of the Guidelines occurred in 1997. The regional and global security environment, military technology, and the alliance itself have changed significantly in the interim.