Asia Policy 24 (July 2017)

Asia Policy 24
July 2017

July 20, 2017 ISSN 1559-0968

Asia Policy 24 includes roundtables on Asia-Pacific perspectives regarding relations with the United States under the Trump administration and on China’s Belt and Road Initiative; an essay assessing policy options to retain U.S. military superiority in the South China Sea; an article on Japan’s reinterpretation of its constitution to allow the limited exercise of collective self-defense; and a book review roundtable discussing Andrew L. Oros’s new book Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century.


Regional Perspectives on America’s Evolving Asia Policy

Moeed Yusuf, Michael Wesley, Noboru Yamaguchi, Ming Lee, Rajesh Rajagopalan, Joseph Chinyong Liow, Dmitri Trenin, Kang Choi, Jessica Keough, and Xie Tao


China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Views from along the Silk Road

Ritika Passi, Jessica Keough, Meena Singh Roy, Hong Yu, Nargis Kassenova, Andrew Small, Harsh V. Pant, Michael Clarke, and Sebastien Peyrouse


Beyond Imposing Costs: Recalibrating U.S. Strategy in the South China Sea

Joel Wuthnow


Policy by Other Means: Collective Self-Defense and the Politics of Japan’s Postwar Constitutional Reinterpretations

Adam P. Liff

Book Review Roundtable

Andrew L. Oros’s Japan’s Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century

Andrew L. Oros, Nicholas Szechenyi, Kenneth B. Pyle, James E. Auer, and Yuki Tatsumi

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