Additional Publications

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

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

America Still Needs to Rebalance to Asia,” Foreign Affairs, August 11, 2021. [with Zack Cooper]

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

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

Why Shinzo Abe faces an uphill battle to revise Japan’s constitution,” The Washington Post, December 12, 2018. [with Ko Maeda]

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

“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.

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?)

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.

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

The Limits of Growth: Economic Headwinds Inform China’s Latest Military Budget.” ChinaRealTime (The Wall Street Journal), March 5, 2016. [with 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. [with 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. [with Andrew Erickson]

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.

Crowding the Waters: The Need for Crisis Management in the East China Sea“, Foreign Affairs, March 23, 2015.  [with Andrew S. Erickson]

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

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

Not-So-Empty Talk: The Danger of China’s ‘New Type of Great-Power Relations’ Slogan.” Foreign Affairs, October 9, 2014. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

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

Full Steam Ahead: China’s Ever-Increasing Military Budget.” ChinaRealTime (The Wall Street Journal), March 5, 2014. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

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. [with Andrew S. Erickson; Interviewer: Nathaniel Austin]

China’s Military Development, Beyond the Numbers.” The Diplomat, March 12, 2013. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

A Player, but No Superpower.” Foreign Policy, March 7, 2013. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

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.

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

China-Japan Relations Remain Fragile?The Global Times [China], August 7, 2009. [with Yoshikazu Kato]

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

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

Japan Pulls Out,” The New York Times, November 4, 2007.