Michael Yahuda – a Former Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center and a Visiting Scholar at the Elliot School for International Affairs at George Washington University

One of the most portentous developments in world affairs is the tense rivalry between China and Japan. Coming at a time, rare, in history, which both nations are powerful, this contest for Asian leadership and increased global prominence has strong implications for the United States. The prospect of cooperation in fields like security pacts tempers the rivalry and provides an opening for America to seek a trilateral arrangement with both countries. Michael Yahuda discusses current tensions and possible solutions, which are the subjects of his forthcoming book on the rift.