Japan and South Korea have had differing patterns of responding to China’s rise and aligning with the United States. This can be explained by shifting threat perceptions based on interactions between evolving systemic and local threats, from both China and North Korea, as well as their relative degrees of imminence.
Comparing Japanese and South Korean Strategies toward China and the United States: All Politics Is Local
Audrye Y. Wong is a Ph.D. candidate in Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and was previously a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Audrye Y. Wong; Comparing Japanese and South Korean Strategies toward China and the United States: All Politics Is Local. Asian Survey 1 December 2015; 55 (6): 1241–1269. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.6.1241
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