Tokyo's defense doctrine and behavior have undergone a number of significant shifts under the Abe administration. These have occurred against the backdrop of declining U.S. power in Asia and, more recently, the Trump administration's idiosyncratic 'America First' policy. These developments thus raise questions about Tokyo's strategic orientation and the continued durability of the U.S.-Japan alliance. Is Tokyo hedging against possible U.S. strategic abandonment of Japan and shifting toward a...[Show more]
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