In the short term, the successful COVID-19 response by China will allow it to temporarily strengthen its position. But in the long term, its problems aren’t going anywhere.
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Japan has little choice but to continue to strengthen its alliance with the United States to deal with its security challenges in the region. There is no Plan B.
By now, it is widely known that the U.S. is tightening the screws on Beijing across all areas of competition — from trade, technology to security.
Japan, under Abe’s stewardship, proved to be a source of stability and balance. What's next?
Say what you will, his long tenure has been consequential.
On the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender, domestic politics, structure and identity continue to prevent reconciliation between the three Northeast Asian neighbors.
Building a U.S. strategy on false premises and no overarching goals is hugely problematic.
Japan and other middle powers need to come together to provide critical life support for the international order.
Japan needs to continue to convey to Beijing that the new national security law must be carefully implemented to ensure the "One country, two systems" model stays intact.