This event will make an initial assessment of how much “change” is likely to come out of the U.S.-Japan alliance management during Trump’s first term as well as broader implications for regional security dynamics in Northeast Asia.
The Trump Presidency: Implications for Northeast Asia
- Start04:00 PM - Mar 07 2017
- End06:00 PM - Mar 07 2017
- Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
- + 32 2 230 81 22
»The Trump Presidency:
Implications for Northeast Asia«
Expert exchange with
Prof. Yoichiro SATO, Asia-Pacific Studies Department, Ritsumeikan University;
Dr. Xinning SONG, Jean Monet Chair ad personam, Renmin University of China; China Director, Brussels Academy for China Europe Studies (BACES)
Mr David FOUQUET, Director, Asia-Europe Project, CERIS
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Elena ATANASSOVA-CORNELIS, University of Antwerp
Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 16h00 – 18h00
A reception will follow
Venue: European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)
Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels
Donald Trump’s presidency has brought about a major expectation for a “change,” much more than Obama did in 2009, among Japanese makers of security policy. As their initial panic and even overt support for Hillary Clinton during the election campaign was replaced by damage control, the Trump team has started sending mixed signals for the U.S.-Japan partnership for the coming years. The talk will make an initial assessment of how much “change” is likely to come out of the U.S.-Japan alliance management during Trump’s first term as well as broader implications for regional security dynamics in Northeast Asia.
Yoichiro SATO is Dean of International Cooperation and Research, and Professor at the Asia Pacific Studies Department, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. Prof. Sato is an internationally-recognised expert on Japanese foreign policy and Asia-Pacific security. Some of his major works include, “Japan in a Dynamic Asia” (2006), “Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy” (2008), “The Rise of China and International Security” (2008), and “The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: Regional Multilateralism” (2013).