As President Obama gets ready to visit Tokyo, much of the media coverage focuses on the high politics of the U.S.-Japan alliance. Is this tension a temporary affliction caused by the transition in Tokyo? Or is this the sign that the bilateral relationship has run aground, and will need a serious repair effort? All eyes are on the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the new government, and its first test of alliance management. Read more »
Assemblyman Hwang Jin-ha is the Chairman of the Second Policy Coordination Committee of the Grand National Party.
The traditional strategic foundation of the U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance has been security cooperation based exclusively on bilateral issues. Today, the alliance is faced with a complex set of future challenges and opportunities in a regional and global context beyond the Korean Peninsula. It is imperative for the Republic of Korea and the United States to articulate a joint vision and, accordingly, make mutual efforts to attain common strategic goals for a deeper, broader, and global alliance. Read more »