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Партнерство Јапана и Северноатлантске алијансе
Partnership between Japan and North Atlantic treaty organization

Author(s): Željko Budimir, Nebojša Vuković
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: Japan;NATO;partnership;United States;geostrategy;United Nations;peacekeeping operations;

Summary/Abstract: In the paper, the relationship between Japan and the North Atlantic Alliance, the development of their partnership and Japan's contribution to the NATO missions throughout the world, as well as the current status that Japan has in the Alliance, are described and explained. The authors of the paper have presented and explained the models of cooperation between the two sides and the perspectives of their future relationships as well. Apart from the said, the internal political and legal transformation of Japan, directed towards the country's greater and more robust engagement in international missions, including the use of force, which has carefully been avoided in the past seven decades due to constitutional and legal limitations, is also shown in parallel with that. The underlying thesis statement of the paper reads as follows: Japan's coming closer to NATO, i.e. the strengthening of their partnership and the elimination of legal obstacles in Japan itself to the use of force in international politics, are complementary processes. In the paper, the analytical, synthetic and comparative methods are used.

  • Issue Year: 6/2016
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 88-108
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Serbian