Additional Publications

Adam P. Liff, “Japan-Taiwan relations: A look back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022,” Brookings Institution, January 20, 2022.

Adam P. Liff, “Has Japan’s Policy toward the Taiwan Strait changed?,” The Washington Post, August 18, 2021. (Reposted open-access by the Brookings Institution here.)

Zack Cooper and Adam P. Liff, “America Still Needs to Rebalance to Asia,” Foreign Affairs, August 11, 2021.

Adam P. Liff, “A ‘Taiwan Relations Act’ for Japan?Asia Dispatches (Wilson Center), February 25, 2021.

Richard C. Bush, Lindsey Ford, Ryan Hass, Michael O’Hanlon, Adam P. Liff, Jonathan Pollack, and Mireya Solis, “The Stress Test: Japan in an Era of Great Power Competition.” A Brookings Interview (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, October 2019). [with ]

Adam P. Liff and Ko Maeda, “Why Shinzo Abe faces an uphill battle to revise Japan’s constitution,” The Washington Post, December 12, 2018.

Adam P. Liff, “Japan’s National Security Council at five,” East Asia Forum, December 4, 2018.

Adam P. Liff, “The LDP-Komeito Ruling Coalition, and Why it Matters for Japan’s Defense Policy,” in 2018 Policy Guidance (Washington, D.C.: Mansfield Foundation, 2018): 13-14.

Adam P. Liff, “Seventy Years of Politically Shifting Goal Posts.” Asia Unbound (blog of the Council on Foreign Relations), May 10, 2017. (Part of a guest-blogger series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?)

Adam P. Liff, “On the Verge of History? Japan’s 2016 Election and Prospects for Article 9 Revision.” PacNet [No. 56]. Honolulu, HI: Pacific Forum CSIS, July 11, 2016.

Adam P. Liff, “‘Self-restraint’ with Japanese Characteristics.” Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (Center for Strategic and International Studies: Washington, D.C.), March 10, 2016.

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, “The Limits of Growth: Economic Headwinds Inform China’s Latest Military Budget.” ChinaRealTime (The Wall Street Journal), March 5, 2016.

Adam P. Liff and Andrew S. Erickson, “POINT OF VIEW/ Adam P. Liff and Andrew S. Erickson: Japan-China Crisis Management–the Urgent Need for Air-Sea Contact Mechanism.” AJW by The Asahi Shimbun, July 9, 2015.

Adam P. Liff and Andrew S. Erickson, “日中間の危機管理–海空連絡メカニズム急げ” [Japan-China Crisis Management—Expedite an Air-Sea Contact Mechanism](私の視点)[Our Perspective (Op-Ed)], 朝日新聞 [Asahi Shimbun], July 4, 2015.

Adam P. Liff, The 2015 US-Japan Guidelines for Defense Cooperation: Toward ‘A More Balanced and Effective Alliance.’ PacNet [No. 27]. Honolulu, HI: Pacific Forum CSIS, April 23, 2015.

Adam P. Liff and Andrew S. Erickson, “Crowding the Waters: The Need for Crisis Management in the East China Sea“, Foreign Affairs, March 23, 2015.

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, “China’s Military Spending Swells Again Despite Domestic Headwinds.” ChinaRealTime (The Wall Street Journal), March 5, 2015. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

Adam P. Liff, “Calm in the East China Sea?: What to Make of Shinzo Abe and Xi Jinping’s Recent Meeting.” The National Interest, November 12, 2014.

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, “Not-So-Empty Talk: The Danger of China’s ‘New Type of Great-Power Relations’ Slogan.” Foreign Affairs, October 9, 2014.

Adam P. Liff, Watch This Space: ‘Collective Self-defense,’ Constitutional Reinterpretation, and Japan’s Security Policy.” PacNet [No. 48]. Honolulu, HI: Pacific Forum CSIS, June 26, 2014.

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, “Full Steam Ahead: China’s Ever-Increasing Military Budget.” ChinaRealTime (The Wall Street Journal), March 5, 2014.

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, “Lifting the Shroud on China’s Defense Spending: Trends, Drivers, and Implications.” Policy Q&A. Seattle, Wash.: National Bureau of Asian Research, May 16, 2013. [Interviewer: Nathaniel Austin]

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, “China’s Military Development, Beyond the Numbers.” The Diplomat, March 12, 2013.

Andrew S. Erickson and Adam P. Liff, “A Player, but No Superpower.” Foreign Policy, March 7, 2013.

Adam P. Liff, “Japan’s 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines – Reading the Tea Leaves.” Asia Pacific Bulletin [ 89]. Washington, D.C: East-West Center in Washington, December 22, 2010.

Adam P. Liff, “U.S. Policy Toward North Korea: The China Fallacy.” PacNet [No. 67]. Honolulu, HI: Pacific Forum CSIS, October 8, 2009.

Yoshikazu Kato and Adam P. Liff, China-Japan Relations Remain Fragile?The Global Times [China], August 7, 2009.

Adam P. Liff, “Profile: Shigeru Ishiba, Minister of Defense.” Japan, Inc., March/April 2008

Adam P. Liff, “On the Rocks? Implications of recent domestic political developments for the US-Japan alliance.” Japan, Inc, January/February 2008.

Adam P. Liff, “Japan Pulls Out,” The New York Times, November 4, 2007.