Robert Dohner

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director for Strategy, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


Tue, Oct 22, 2019

The US-Japan trade deal could undermine the WTO

If the United States were to complete additional tariff-cutting deals with such limited scope and other countries were to follow this model in their bilateral trade negotiations, the WTO might confront a gradual erosion of one its central tenets—most favored nation, or “MFN,” treatment.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

Japan Trade

Fri, Aug 2, 2019

How to break the Japan-Korea impasse

The Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative hosted a strategy session with a small group of top US experts and officials to discuss ways forward and offer actionable, practical policy recommendations to the United States to help mitigate bilateral tensions and resolve the ongoing confrontation between Japan and Korea.

Strategic Insights Memo by Miyeon Oh and Barry Pavel

Crisis Management Japan

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

Japan Outbound, Inc.: What policymakers, companies, and investors can learn from Japan in the Reiwa era

Tokyo has implemented several policies that have had a quantifiable impact on changing the domestic economic landscape

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Economy & Business Future of Work

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Holly Dagres interviewed in BBC Newsroom: Could Iran-Japan talks lead to a Trump summit?

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In the News by Holly Dagres

Iran Japan

Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Slavin Quoted in Think Progress On Japanese PM’s Visit to Iran

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In the News by Barbara Slavin

Iran Japan

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Japan’s historic opportunity to play peacemaker between the US and Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will finally make a trip to Iran on June 12. Since becoming prime minister at the end of 2012, every time Abe attempted to visit Tehran, the idea was eventually withdrawn mainly due to US disapproval, according to rumors.

IranSource by Sachi Sakanashi

Iran Japan

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

US-Japan trade negotiations: A narrow scope is key to success

The talks could make speedy progress if narrowly focused, but could drag on if Washington insists on a comprehensive agenda.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Economy & Business Japan

Mon, Feb 25, 2019

The second Trump-Kim summit: What will success look like?

Atlantic Council experts explain what to expect from the Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

China Japan

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Japan Strives to Keep Importing Iranian Oil Despite US Sanctions

Japan’s energy policy towards Iran has been an area of struggle for independence from the United States for four decades. Even when Japan tried to pursue its own energy policy towards Iran, the US has generally had the final say. From Japan’s point of view, however, the US stance towards Japan-Iran energy relations has toughened […]

IranSource by Sachi Sakanashi

Iran Japan

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Prospects for US-South Korean-Japanese trilateral security cooperation

Although assessing the intensity and depth of trilateral security cooperation or a lack thereof is hardly a new issue, the stakes are arguably the highest since the outbreak of the North Korean nuclear crisis in the early 1990s.

Report by Chung Min Lee

Defense Policy Japan