Two Normal Nations: Exploring the U.S.-Japan Strategic Relationship

Policy Forum
June 12, 2006 12:00PM
Auditorium/Wintergarden
Featuring Michael Green, Senior Adviser and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Andrew Oros, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Washington College; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
The U.S.-Japan strategic relationship is evolving. With the United States struggling to meet military commitments abroad, and with Japan increasingly asserting military autonomy, more can be done to equitably distribute security burdens between the two countries. Christopher Preble will discuss his recent Policy Analysis, “Two Normal Countries: Rethinking the U.S.-Japan Strategic Relationship,” which explains that a more equitable alliance will provide a durable foundation for addressing the most pressing security challenges in the region and beyond. Preble is joined by two experts on U.S.-Japan strategic relations to discuss the paper and frame the debate over the proper roles and missions for the United States and Japan.