The U.S.-Japan Alliance in 2024: Toward an Integrated Alliance

In the year 2000, Richard Armitage and Joseph Nye brought together a bipartisan group to develop a vision for the U.S.-Japan alliance before the presidential election, to serve as a roadmap for the relationship regardless of which party won. Since then, they have built on this tradition of bipartisanship with reports in 2007, 2012, 2018, and 2020.

The strategic environment that the United States and Japan face today, and the urgency of action needed to address it, demands an even stronger call to action. This sixth report in the series urges movement toward a more integrated alliance across the economic and security realms to uphold a free and open international order.

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Joseph S. Nye Jr.
University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, and Former Dean of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University