The United States-Japan alliance in a post-Trump world

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Paul O'Shea has co-authored an article on the Japan-US alliance, analysing the prospects under new President Joe Biden and new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide.

Written together with Sebastian Maslow, the article considers the prospects for the Japan-US alliance over the coming four years. It finds that the Biden administration will have its hands full on the domestic front, thus delegating Asia policy, and especially Japan policy, to status quo-orientated alliance managers. The mostly likely outcome for Japan and the United States is that the alliance will return to 'normal', at least for the duration of the Biden administration.