New open-access article on the Japan-US alliance, focusing on Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump shaking hands. Photo.
Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump. Photo Wikimedia Commons.

Paul O'Shea has co-authored an article on the Japan-US alliance, focusing on the Trump-Abe era.

The title of the article is “Making the alliance even greater”: (Mis-)managing U.S.-Japan relations in the age of Trump." The other author is Sebastian Maslow. It's open-access and published in the journal Asian Security. It traces Trump's attitude to Japan back to the trade conflict and Japan-bashing of the 1980s, and assesses the last four years of the bilateral relationship. Did Abe succeed in 'making the alliance even greater'?

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