The Japan –US Military Alliance and the Asia-Pacific Challenges: Prospects for Deep Changes



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Marquina Barrio, Antonio (2013) The Japan –US Military Alliance and the Asia-Pacific Challenges: Prospects for Deep Changes. UNISCI Discussion Papers (32). pp. 63-80. ISSN 1696-2206

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In the last fifteen years a fundamental shift in the strategic balance in Asia – Pacific has taking place. The article aims at discussing the difficulties the Japan-US military Alliance has adaptating to this new regional strategic environment. It also explains the new strategy that President Obama´s Administration is trying to implement, initially called “Pivot to Asia” and later “Rebalance”. The article tries to show the challenges that this new strategy implies for both Japan and the United States, enumerating different scenarios some of them not very likely and highlighting on the contrary the possibility of a more assertive and military independent Japan.

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En los últimos quince años se ha producido un cambio fundamental en el equilibrio estratégico de Asia-Pacífico. El artículo trata de presentar las dificultades de adaptación de la alianza de Japón con Estados Unidos al nuevo contexto estratégico. Asimismo presenta la nueva estrategia que está tratando de implementar la administración del presidente Obama denominada inicialmente “pivot to Asia” y posteriormente “rebalance”. El artículo trata de mostrar los desafíos que esta nueva estrategia tiene para Japón y los Estados Unidos, presentado varios escenarios cuya probabilidad es cuestionable, y decantándose por una mayor reafirmación de Japón.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Japan, United States; China; Russia; Pivot to Asia; Rebalance; Asia-Pacific; Armed Forces; Defense Strategic Guidance; Air-Sea Battle; Joint Operational Access Concept; Anti-Access and Anti-Area Aenial; Pacific Century; Nuclear Modernization
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Japón, Estados Unidos; China; Rusia; “Pivot to Asia”; Re- equilibrio; Fuerzas armadas de AsiaPacífico; “Defense Strategic Guidance”; Guerra aire-tierra; “Joint Operational Access Concept”; “Anti-access and anti-area Denial·; El siglo del Pacífico; Modernización nuclear
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > International agencies
Social sciences > Political science > International relations
ID Code:37566
Deposited On:09 May 2016 11:04
Last Modified:09 May 2016 11:04

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