New Atlanticist

Feb 6, 2023

NATO is entering a new phase in the Indo-Pacific

By Sara Bjerg Moller

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg's visit to Japan and South Korea trip was striking both for its timing and for its messaging shift on China.

China East Asia

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Jan 20, 2023

Six ‘snow leopards’ to watch for in 2023 

Atlantic Council foresight experts spot the underappreciated phenomena that could have outsize impact on the world, driving global change and shaping the future.

Brazil China

In-Depth Research & Reports

Jan 5, 2023

US-ROK-Japan Trilateral Cooperation

By Atlantic Council

This Trilateral Cooperation Policy Portfolio seeks to offer actionable and practical policy recommendations for stakeholders in Washington, Tokyo, and Seoul aimed at enhancing security and prosperity, upholding common values, and bolstering the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region. We welcome you to stay tuned for upcoming reports, as part of this effort, coming in 2023.

Indo-Pacific Japan

Issue Brief

Dec 20, 2022

A next-generation agenda for US-ROK-Japan cooperation

By Lauren D. Gilbert, Kyoko Imai

Trilateral cooperation among the United States, Japan, and South Korea has proved challenging over the years, owing largely to historical tensions. As a result, this project has sought perspectives from next-generation leaders of the three countries to define areas where targeted, flexible, and informal cooperative arrangements can provide clear mutual benefit to all.

Coronavirus East Asia


Nov 28, 2022

Nuclear energy in a low-carbon future: Implications for the United States and Japan

By Stephen S. Greene

Nuclear energy is poised to play a significant role in the secure decarbonization of the entire energy sector, from electricity to industrial uses. Its versatility, reliability, and dispatchability enables it to underpin the emissions-free economy of the future, especially in the later stages of the energy transition. As advanced technologies enter the fray alongside existing ones, nuclear power's importance in countries like the United States and Japan, in addition to the challenges it faces and the solutions needed to tackle them, will become apparent.

Energy & Environment Japan

In the News

Sep 12, 2022

Center research featured in Politico’s Global Insider newsletter

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China Economy & Business
Dollar Currency Exchange rate


Sep 7, 2022

Don’t expect a Plaza Accord 2.0 to reverse the dollar’s surge

By Mrugank Bhusari

Neither China, nor the original participants of the Plaza Accord, are willing to engage in such market intervention to return a soaring dollar to normal levels.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 6, 2022

Aoki quoted in Bloomberg

On August 25, Nonresident Senior Fellow Naoko Aoki was quoted in a Bloomberg article titled, “Japan Set to Become One of World’s Biggest Defense Spenders.” In an interview, Aoki explains that “Japan cannot make itself more secure just by increasing its defense spending.” She further states, “Enhancing Japan’s defense capabilities could appear threatening to others […]

Japan Security & Defense


Sep 1, 2022

Japan’s opportunity to build a new legacy in Africa

By Rama Yade, Tyrell Junius

The outcomes of TICAD8 in Tunis, attended by some 20 African heads of state and government, reflect the clear aim of Japan to differentiate itself from China.

Africa Economy & Business

The 5×5

Aug 15, 2022

The 5×5—The US-Japan-South Korea trilateral cybersecurity relationship

By Simon Handler

Five experts share their insights on the future of US-Japan-South Korea trilateral cybersecurity cooperation.

Cybersecurity East Asia