Friday 20 Jul 2018 | 13:15 | SYDNEY
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Alliance alert

By

Malcolm Cook

3 November 2009 13:44

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) has just released this excellent, sober appraisal of the US-Japan alliance. It is the best think tank report I have read this year!

The report puts into much sharper distinction the alliance management issues between the newish Obama Administration and the very new Hatoyama one, reaffirms the sense of regional strategic uncertainty and potential danger that haunts Australia's latest Defence White Paper, echoes Rory's concerns about the tensions between credible extended deterrence and nuclear non-proliferation, and reinforces my worries about Japanese and American approaches to the Six-Party Talks.

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