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Japan’s policy of prioritizing its economic interests undermined its role of aiding the U.S.-led campaign against terrorism in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 attacks, according to a leading U.S. journal.

In an essay published in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, due out Aug. 24, writers Eric Heginbotham and Richard Samuels describe Japan’s stance as a continuation of its doctrine of “double hedging.”

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