Security Multilateralism in Asia: Views from the United States and Japan

Author
Stephan Haggard, Ralph Cossa, Daniel Pinkston, Akiko Fukushima
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC)
Abstract
The U.S. government has been generally supportive of, and an active participant in, a broad variety of multilateral security dialogue mechanisms that have emerged in the Asia-Pacific region in recent years. These efforts at building trust and confidence, both at the official and at the nongovernmental or so-called track-two level, have the potential for enhancing Northeast Asian regional security. All Northeast Asian nations express support for such efforts, and the current trend toward multilateralism is generally consistent with U.S. foreign policy objectives in Asia as an important complement to America's bilateral security arrangements, which remain the foundation of U.S. security policy in Asia.
Topic
Security, International Cooperation
Political Geography
United States, Japan, America, Israel, Asia, Northeast Asia