Easing Tensions in Northeast Asia: The Way Forward

Easing Tensions in Northeast Asia: The Way Forward

Easing Tensions in Northeast Asia: The Way Forward

Recently, FAPS produced an edited volume following their May 2014 Track 1.5 conferences on the future of Northeast Asia featuring participants from Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, and the United States.

Introduction by Donald S. Zagoria:
During the past two years, tensions between China and Japan have reached new highs as a result of disputes over territorial and historical issues. In addition to rising tensions in Sino-Japanese relations, U.S.-China and Japan-South Korea relations are drifting downward, the North Korean nuclear issue remains unresolved, and there is a general sense of unease about the power transition now underway in the East Asian region as China rises, the U.S. rebalances and Japan seeks to play a more prominent role.

The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) recently held two Track I.5 conferences, one a trilateral with representatives from the U.S, China and Japan, and the second a quadrilateral with participants from those three countries plus South Korea in an effort to address the causes of the tensions and to explore ways to ease them. The seven papers included in this volume are the result.

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