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Issues & Insights Vol. 08 – No. 16

September 23, 2008

Domestic political debates over national identity issues are increasingly affecting the U.S.-Japan and U.S.-ROK alliances. A new international security environment, evolving definitions and perceptions of threat, and changes in the structure of domestic politics in Japan and South Korea suggest the need for adjustments in the way the United States manages its alliance relationships in Northeast Asia.