Special Forum

As the 2010s draw to a close, the special character of the Sino-Russian-US great power triangle is on vivid display and hints can be detected that its nature could be changing. Whether one focuses on the hoopla accompanying summitry, on signs of each country’s adjustment in thinking regarding the bilateral relationships in the triangle, or on the dynamics of each country’s repositioning within the international system (especially in the Indo-Pacific within the purview of this journal), attention to the strategic triangle has risen to a level comparable to that in the 1970s and 1980s. In this Special Forum, we post fresh interpretations of the triangle reflecting recent thinking in four countries: the US, China, Russia, and Japan. This involves coverage of their maneuvering related to an arms race in Asia, the geo-economic framework to emerge in Eurasia, the geopolitical struggle over the Korean Peninsula, and the diplomacy of Japan’s sustained pursuit of rebalancing these great power ties.

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