Seminar - Is Abe able? Japan's role in asia's security order

Is Abe Able? After two stunning election victories, Abe Shinzo looks to be settling in for a long stay as Japan's prime minister. What can we expect from an Abe administration and a stable government in Tokyo? In particular what will all this mean for the US-Japan alliance, regional security and the regional balance of power?

About the Speaker:

Brad Glosserman is executive director of the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, Hawaii, which has provided policy-oriented analysis and promoted dialogue on regional security, political, economic, and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region for over 25 years. He oversees all Pacific Forum programs, conferences, and publications and also directs the Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders program. Glosserman is editor of Comparative Connections, the Pacific Forum’s quarterly electronic journal, and originally wrote the section on U.S.-Japan relations; he now coauthors the regional overview with senior editor (and Pacific Forum CSIS president) Ralph Cossa.He is coauthor of numerous monographs on U.S. foreign policy and Asian security relations and appears regularly at conferences on Asian security and foreign policy held around the world. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals throughout the region, and he has contributed chapters to various books on regional security. He is the editor, with Tae-hyo Kim, of The Future of U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Balancing Values and Interests (CSIS, 2004). His opinion articles and commentary have appeared in the Japan Times, South China Morning Post, International Herald Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Index on Censorship, Japan Digest, and Straits Times, as well as other publications. Glosserman has been a regular commentator for the BBC and Asian radio programs. Prior to joining Pacific Forum, he was a member of the Japan Times editorial board for 10 years and wrote a weekly column on technology; he continues to serve as a contributing editor. While in Japan, he lectured on Japanese politics at the Institute for the International Education of Students. Glosserman holds a J.D. from the George Washington University, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. from Reed College.

Brad Glosserman is supported in his visit by the Embassy of the United States of America.

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