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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.

Abstract

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.
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Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/irap/lcr022
Record Created:23 Jul 2012 17:05
Last Modified:10 Apr 2013 13:05

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