Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies
Defense and Strategic Studies
United States-Japan security alliance, Soviet Union, Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, weapons of mass destruction, ballistic missiles
Defense and Security Studies
Throughout the Cold War, the U.S.-Japanese security alliance promoted stability and prosperity in the Asia Pacific region. Today, this alliance remains a vital component of both the United States and Japan's grand strategies. In the post-Cold War era, Japan now faces a diverse set of threats and challenges. This thesis argues that Japan has and will respond to threats by seeking to strengthen its alliance with the United States. By understanding how threats affect Japan's alliance behavior, the United States can build a more effective partnership with Japan.
© David Matthew Arocho
Arocho, David Matthew, "Durable Allies or Estranged Partners? An Analysis of the U.S. Japan Security Alliance's Reaction to Threats" (2009). MSU Graduate Theses. 2856.