Interviews | Security

China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

With Japan’s recent embrace of collective self-defense, the U.S.-Japan alliance is once again in the spotlight. The Diplomat speaks with Dr. Michael Swaine of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace about the practical implications of Japan’s decision on collective self-defense, Beijing’s reaction, and the structural factors causing friction between the U.S.-Japan alliance and China.

Shannon Tiezzi