UK-Japan Defense Cooperation: Britain Pivots and Japan Branches Out


Philip Shetler-Jones

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 164


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: May 10, 2012
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Philip Shetler-Jones, Security Consultant based in Brussels, explains that “the old Cold War allies of the United States are adapting to a more multipolar world order. Japan’s decision to branch out and trade arms beyond its alliance partner is one aspect of this, as is the UK’s apparent determination to show that it too can be an actor in the emerging Asian balance of power.”

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