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New Alliances for Asia? Prospects for Relations Between Japan, India, and the United States

Concerns about making the U.S. rebalance to Asia a reality may be on the rise, but there is no doubt about a rebalance of power dynamics within Asia. As the region’s two largest democracies, Japan and India have numerous mutual interests and concerns amid growing tensions across the Asia-Pacific and beyond. With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looking to bolster multilateral cooperation to ensure stability in the region on the one hand, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking to enhance ties to Tokyo as well as to Washington, what are the prospects for greater strategic collaboration between Japan, India, and the United States to maintain regional peace?


  • James Clad

    Senior Fellow for Asia, American Foreign Policy Council and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia
  • Richard McGregor

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former Beijing and Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times
  • Dhruva Jaishankar

    Transatlantic fellow, German Marshall Fund