Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Reports

Policy by Other Means: ‘Collective Self-Defense’ and the Politics of Japan’s Postwar Constitutional (Re-)Interpretations.” Asia Policy no. 24 (2017): 139-172.

China and the U.S. Alliance System.” The China Quarterly no. 233 (published online 4/2017; print version forthcoming, 3/2018): 1-29

From Management Crisis to Crisis Management? Japan’s Post-2012 Institutional Reforms and Sino-Japanese Crisis (In)Stability.” Journal of Strategic Studies 40, no. 5 (2017): 604-638. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

Whither the Balancers? The Case for a Methodological Reset.” Security Studies 25, no. 3 (2016): 420-459.

Installing a Safety on the ‘Loaded Gun’? China’s Institutional Reforms, National Security Commission and Sino-Japanese Crisis (In)Stability.” Journal of Contemporary China 25, no. 98 (2016): 197-215 [with Andrew S. Erickson]

Balancing China: Moving Beyond the Containment Fallacy.” ASAN Forum 4, no. 5 (2016).

Looking for Asia’s Security Dilemma.” International Security 40, no.2 (2015): 181-204 [Correspondence; response with G. John Ikenberry, pp. 195-204].

Japan’s Defense Policy: Abe the Evolutionary.” The Washington Quarterly 38, no. 2 (2015): 79-99.

Racing Toward Tragedy?: China’s Rise, Military Competition in the Asia-Pacific, and the Security Dilemma.” International Security 39, no. 2 (2014): 52-91. [with G. John Ikenberry]

The Budget This Time: Taking the Measure of China’s Defense Spending.” ASAN Forum 2, no. 2 (2014). [with Andrew S. Erickson]

Demystifying China’s Defence Spending: Less Mysterious in the Aggregate.” The China Quarterly 216 (2013): 805-830. [with Andrew S. Erickson]

The Proliferation of Cyberwarfare Capabilities and Interstate War, Redux.” Journal of Strategic Studies 36, no. 1 (2013).

Cyberwar: A New ‘Absolute Weapon’? The Proliferation of Cyberwarfare Capabilities and Interstate War.” Journal of Strategic Studies 35, no. 3 (2012): 401–428.

“East Asia and its Evolving Security Architecture.” In Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World,” edited by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, 415-436. Washington, D.C: United States Institute of Peace Press, 2011. [with Hitoshi Tanaka]

“Japan Debates its Security Options: The U.S. Air Force in a Dynamic Security Landscape.” Santa Monica, Calif: RAND Corporation, 2010. [with Eric Heginbotham, Ely Ratner, and Richard Samuels] Draft report; not for distribution

“Task Force Report: U.S.-China Relations: A Roadmap for the Future [工作小组报告:中美关系为了未来的路线图].” Issues & Insights [ 09, No. 16]. Honolulu, HI: Pacific Forum CSIS, August 2009. [with Andrew S. Erickson, Wei He, Chaoyi Chen, Scott E. Hartley, Jiun Bang, and Aki Mori]

  • Served as Task Force Chair, Project Director, and Chinese Translator

“Japan’s Foreign Policy and East Asian Regionalism.” In Northeast Asia Security Architecture Project, 1–12. New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2009. [with Hitoshi Tanaka]

“The Strategic Rationale for East Asia Community Building,” In East Asia at a Crossroads, edited by Jusuf Wanandi and Tadashi Yamamoto, 90-104. Tokyo: Japan Center for International Exchange, 2008. [with Hitoshi Tanaka]

“The Return to ‘Normalcy’? The 2004 National Defense Program Guidelines and Japan’s Defense Policy” (Senior Honors Thesis at Stanford University, 2005)

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