Robert Dohner

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director for Strategy, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center For Strategy and Security


Fri, Aug 2, 2019

How to break the Japan-Korea impasse

The Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative hosted a strategy session with a small group of top US experts and officials to discuss ways forward and offer actionable, practical policy recommendations to the United States to help mitigate bilateral tensions and resolve the ongoing confrontation between Japan and Korea.

Strategic Insights Memo by Miyeon Oh and Barry Pavel

Crisis Management Japan

Wed, Aug 8, 2018

JEEPA – Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement Leaves the US Out in the Cold

While President Trump is pursuing a protectionist trade agenda – halting negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and threatening trade wars against adversaries and allies – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been doing just the opposite. As part of Abenomics’ third arrow, the Prime Minister is forging global partnerships between Japan and other leading economies to foster economic growth. Case in point, the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) signed on July 17, 2018. This edition of the EconoGraphic will review this ambitious bilateral free trade agreement, assess its impact on the US economy, and explore the consequences of the United States’ retreat from its role as the global leader for free trade.

EconoGraphics by Cecilia Pan and Ole Moehr

Economy & Business European Union

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

Japan Outbound, Inc.: What policymakers, companies, and investors can learn from Japan in the Reiwa era

Tokyo has implemented several policies that have had a quantifiable impact on changing the domestic economic landscape

New Atlanticist by Alexis Crow

Economy & Business Future of Work

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Prospects for US-South Korean-Japanese trilateral security cooperation

Although assessing the intensity and depth of trilateral security cooperation or a lack thereof is hardly a new issue, the stakes are arguably the highest since the outbreak of the North Korean nuclear crisis in the early 1990s.

Report by Chung Min Lee

Defense Policy Japan

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Japan Strives to Keep Importing Iranian Oil Despite US Sanctions

Japan’s energy policy towards Iran has been an area of struggle for independence from the United States for four decades. Even when Japan tried to pursue its own energy policy towards Iran, the US has generally had the final say. From Japan’s point of view, however, the US stance towards Japan-Iran energy relations has toughened […]

IranSource by Sachi Sakanashi

Iran Japan

Tue, Jun 11, 2019

Japan’s historic opportunity to play peacemaker between the US and Iran

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will finally make a trip to Iran on June 12. Since becoming prime minister at the end of 2012, every time Abe attempted to visit Tehran, the idea was eventually withdrawn mainly due to US disapproval, according to rumors.

IranSource by Sachi Sakanashi

Iran Japan

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Stronger than ever but more challenged than ever: The US-Japan alliance in the Trump-Abe era

In the current uncertain and challenging international political environment, the US-Japan alliance has never been stronger or more important than it is now; yet it has never faced as many challenges and hurdles than it does today. Under President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the alliance is steadfast and unwavering. But global instability, […]

Report by Robert Manning, Kamiya Matake, and James J. Przystup

Japan Korea
Japan Trade Tile

Mon, Nov 6, 2017


THIS WEEK IN TRADEThe Bank of England is expecting that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain’s departure from the EU. 

Trade in Action by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business Japan
Tusk Trade Tile

Fri, Nov 10, 2017


THIS WEEK IN TRADEThis week’s news has been dominated by President Trump’s trip to Asia. 

Trade in Action by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business Japan

Mon, Oct 30, 2017


THIS WEEK IN TRADELast Friday, just shortly before President Donald Trump arrives in Beijing in early November, the Commerce Department hit imports of Chinese aluminum foil with preliminary anti-dumping duties, ranging from 97 percent to more than 162 percent. 

Trade in Action by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business Japan