A Nuclear Japan?

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Hugh White from The Interpreter sketches out in greater detail his argument that in order for Asia’s new order to emerge as a stable one, Japan will have to become a nuclear power. The crux of it is Japan’s concern that as China’s regional influence grows, America’s need to accomodate Peking will begin to take precedence over its strategic guarantees to Japan: So Japan faces a really tough dilemma. As long as it relies on the US for its security, Japan will understandably feel threatened if the US accords more weight to China. But if the US does not do […]


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