My analysis of the prospects for a significant and sustainable breakthrough in relations between China and Japan after the (potentially) landmark November 10 summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and […]
I have posted a working paper containing a point-by-point comparative analysis of the statements on “improving Japan-China relations” released simultaneously by Beijing and Tokyo on November 7, 2014. These statements […]
My latest on U.S. policy toward China, coauthored with Professor Andrew S. Erickson of the U.S. Naval War College, has been published as the lead article in Foreign Affairs (online). […]
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’ […]
Tanaka, Hitoshi and Adam P. Liff. “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 […]
Published a brief analysis of Japan’s 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines, a very rough analogue to the U.S.’ National Security Strategy. Liff, Adam P. “Japan’s 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines: Reading […]
During my time as a Summer Associate at RAND Corporation, I co-authored an internal report on the implications of the Democratic Party of Japan’s victory in the 2009 election for Japan’s security […]
Tanaka, Hitoshi and Adam P. Liff. “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]
Kato, Yoshikazu and Adam P. Liff. “China-Japan Relations Remain Fragile?” The Global Times [China], August 7, 2009. [with Yoshikazu Kato]
Tanaka, Hitoshi and Adam P. Liff. “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 […]
Liff, Adam P. “Profile: Shigeru Ishiba, Minister of Defense.” Japan, Inc., March/April 2008.
Liff, Adam P. “On the Rocks? Implications of recent domestic political developments for the US-Japan alliance.” Japan, Inc, January/February 2008.
I published a brief opinion piece in The New York Times/International Herald Tribune on the significance of the end of Japan’s logistical support for Operation Enduring Freedom. Liff, Adam P. “Japan Pulls Out,” […]
I completed my senior honors thesis at Stanford University on the significance of changes to Japan’s security policy posture reflected in the 2004 National Defense Program Guidelines: Phail-Liff, Adam. “A Return […]