We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

Japan's Middle East policy : 'still mercantile realism'.

Miyagi, Yukiko (2012) 'Japan's Middle East policy : 'still mercantile realism'.', International relations of the Asia-Pacific., 12 (2). pp. 287-315.


Japan's vital interests, both its energy security and US alliance, are at stake in the Middle East. Change in Japan's Middle East policy is charted over three periods, from a stance independent of the United States to one increasingly aligned with US policy. This is explained in terms of four variables: level of US hegemony, threats in East Asia, energy vulnerabilities in the Middle East, and normative change inside Japan. Japan's policy in Middle East/North Africa reflects its general move toward a more militarily enhanced version of mercantile realism.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Published on behalf of the Japan Association of International Relations.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:
Record Created:23 Jul 2012 17:05
Last Modified:10 Apr 2013 13:05

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Look up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library