Robert Dujarric’s Publications

Japan Related (Politics and Society)

  • How Trump Could Push China and Japan Together
    The Diplomat, January 12, 2017 (website)
  • What Should Shinzo Abe Say to Donald Trump?
    The Diplomat, November 16, 2016 (website)
  • Japan Without Ambition
    The Diplomat, January 22, 2016 (website)
  • Explaining Japanese Parochialism
    The Diplomat, November 11, 2015 (website)
  • Preliminary Lessons From Japan’s Security Debate
    The Diplomat, July 24, 2015 (website)
  • Assessing Japan’s New Defense Policy Bills
    The Diplomat, June 4, 2015 (website)
  • Japan and the ‘Counter-Pivot’
    The Diplomat, February 27, 2015 (website)
  • Taxpayers shouldn’t fund war on Asahi Shimbun
    The Japan Times, March 17, 2015 (website)
  • Japan: Ask Not What America Will Do for You…
    The Diplomat, May 19, 2014 (website)
  • Japan: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing
    The Diplomat, April 9, 2014 (website)
  • Why does the LDP prefer the GOP?
    The Japan Times, March 4, 2014 (website)
  • China Is Not 1914 Germany
    The Diplomat, February 20, 2014 (website)
  • Shinzo Abe: Investing in the Past, Ignoring the Future
    The Diplomat, January 15, 2014 (website)
  • Why Are Japan’s Apologies Forgotten?
    The Diplomat, November 25, 2013 (website)
  • Costly challenge of globalizing Japan’s labor force
    The Japan Times, November 8, 2013 (website)
  • PacNet #79 – Trying to mitigate Japan’s history dilemma
    Pacific Forum CSIS, October 29, 2013 (website)
  • Japan’s History Problem
    The Diplomat, October 14, 2013 (website)
  • Shinzo Abe: Friend or Foe of the United States?
    The Diplomat, May 22, 2013 (website)
  • China’s rift with Japan is open challenge to U.S.
    The Japan Times, May 3, 2013 (website)
  • Japan’s deglobalization By Robert Dujarric and Shin Woon
    Asia Pathways (Blog of ADBI), April 25, 2013 (website)
  • Resolution to Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute out of Abe’s hands
    South China Morning Post, January 3, 2013 (website)
  • Japan’s Three Options in the East China Sea
    The Diplomat, October 25, 2012 (website)
  • POINT OF VIEW/ Robert Dujarric: Rethinking the Japanese school year: Bakumatsu or Meiji?
    Asahi Shimbun, April 10, 2012 (website)
  • Why Japan is not setting the global agenda – Japan’s virtual Berlin Wall
    By Robert Dujarric and Ayumi Takenaka
    The Oriental Economist, December 2011 (PDF: 105KB)
  • POINT OF VIEW/ Robert Dujarric: Japan’s ambivalence toward Asia
    Asahi Shimbun, October 19, 2011 (website)
  • POINT OF VIEW/ Robert Dujarric: Opening Japan while the West embraces ‘sakoku’
    Asahi Shimbun, April 27, 2011 (website)
  • POINT OF VIEW/ Robert Dujarric: Japan’s territorial claims are detrimental to its national interest
    Asahi Shimbun, January 13, 2011 (website)
  • Enhancing Japan’s position in the Senkaku Dispute
    Pacific Forum CSIS, October 15, 2010 (PDF: 100KB)
  • Looking at polls and thinking of Japan-Korea relations
    The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, September 26, 2010 (PDF: 67KB)
  • Immigrants can buoy Japan
    The Japan Times, May 20, 2010 (website)
  • For Japan to thrive, the wall must come down
    The Japan Times, April 14, 2010 (website)
  • Tokyo needs to get over the G8
    The Japan Times, October 27, 2009 (website)
  • Implications of Japan’s elections for Korea
    The Korea Herald, August 19, 2009 (website)
  • Angst over opposition rule
    Japan Times, August 3, 2009 (website)
  • Incoming ambassador Roos is right for the job
    By Robert Dujarric and Weston S. Konishi
    Japan Times, June 17, 2009 (website)
  • Hurdles to a Japanese F-22
    By Weston S. Konishi and Robert Dujarric
    Japan Times, May 16, 2009 (website)
  • Lessons from history for abduction policy
    Japan Times, March 5, 2009 (website)
  • Why can’t Japanese kids get into Harvard?
    By Robert Dujarric and Yuki Allyson Honjo
    Japan Times, February 5, 2009 (website)
  • Obama may press Japan
    The Japan Times, December 19, 2008 (website)
  • Japan in a post-U.S. world
    The Japan Times, October 18, 2008 (website)
  • Nationalism isn’t an issue in Japan
    The Japan Times, July 30, 2008 (website)
  • Kosovo’s independence will impact on Japan
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun (PDF: 126KB)
  • Retour sur un Japon conquérant
    Le Monde, December 26, 2007 (PDF: 222KB)
  • Fukuda has chance to tighten future U.S. ties
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, November 8, 2007 (PDF: 86KB)
  • Japan needs to keep its military close to home
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, October 24, 2007 (PDF: 86KB)
  • Fukuda’s first task: Preventing a U.S.-Iran war
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, September 28, 2007 (PDF: 89KB)
  • Biggest threat continues to be ignored by Abe
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, August 31, 2007 (PDF: 85KB)
  • A post-Iraq America’s implications for Japan
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, July 27, 2007 (PDF: 74KB)
  • ‘Comfort women’ issue likely to haunt Japan
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, July 4, 2007 (PDF: 138KB)
  • Japan’s needs its own experts in Washington
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, June 21, 2007 (PDF: 89KB)
  • Robert Dujarric on “Japan’s nuclear future in a Post-Iraq world” (PDF: 48KB)
  • ed. Japan and Korea’s Future: A Japanese-Korean-US Trilateral Dialogue
    Indianapolis, IN: Hudson Institute, 2001

Japan Related (Economics)

  • COMMENTARY: Japan should carve out its future energy policy soon
    Asahi Shimbun, April 30, 2012 (website)
  • Avoiding “Geriatric Inc”
    Eurobiz Japan, September, 2010 (website)
  • “Capitalizing on Innovation: The Case of Japan,” 2009
    by Robert Dujarric and Andrei Hagiu
  • Guest column: Beyond the industrial
    Financial Times, October 13, 2008 (website)
  • Getting Japan to capitalize on its innovation
    The Japan Times, May 15, 2008 (website)

US Related

  • America confronts North Korea: A historical perspective and a look at the future
    Monde chinois, 2018/1 (N° 53) (website) / (PDF: 1.6MB)
  • US Allies in the Age of Trump
    The Diplomat, October 31, 2017 (website)
  • Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy
    The Diplomat, March 19, 2016 (website)
  • Japan and the ‘Counter-Pivot’
    The Diplomat, February 27, 2015 (website)
  • America in Northeast Asia: Credibility and Deterrence
    The Diplomat, October 27, 2014 (website)
  • Republicans’ Exceptionally Bad View
    The Diplomat, April 2, 2011 (website)
  • The Obama bid to rid the world of nuclear weapons boosts US security — minus the threat of Armageddon
    The Christian Science Monitor, March 4, 2010 (website)
  • A Missed Opportunity
    By Andy Zelleke and Robert Dujarric
    Real Clear Politics, December 4, 2009 (website)
  • Want to cut emissions in the US? Change the discussion
    Christian Science Monitor, November 2, 2009 (website)
  • Don’t Define Strategy Too Narrowly in Afghanistan
    By Andy Zelleke & Robert Dujarric
    Real Clear World, October 9, 2009 (website)
  • The American Century isn’t over: America is still uniquely valued around the world – and Barack Obama can build on that.
    Christian Science Monitor, January 7, 2009 (website)
  • Dropping the Ball on Russia Policy
    Real Clear World, August 26, 2008 (website)
  • The success of that surge
    The Boston Globe, July 31, 2008 (website)
  • The death of U.S. strategy in Iraq
    The Christian Science Monitor, June 17, 2008 (website)
  • Choosing the best U.S. president for the world
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun February 29, 2008 (PDF: 74KB)
  • English and immigration for soft power deficit
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, February 9, 2008 (PDF: 89KB)
  • New U.S. president to be left with mess in Iraq
    The International Herald Tribune/The Asahi Shimbun, January 25, 2008 (PDF: 85KB)
  • Conclusion, in Sébastien Fumaroli, Tempete sous un crâne : L’Amérique en guerre, 2003-2006.
    Paris : B. de Fallois, 2007. [Brain Storm: America at War, 2003-2006]
  • US Military Presence and Northeast Asian Regional Stability: Comparative Perspectives Between the US-Japan and the US-Korea Alliances.
    Korea Observer, Autumn 2005 (36:3), pp. 445-463
  • America’s Inadvertent Empire
    By William E. Odom and Robert Dujarric
    New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2004 (paperback, 2005)
  • Le repli de l’Amérique, un danger pour l’Europe
    Le Monde, October 30, 2004 (PDF: 85KB)
  • L’Amérique, forcément impériale
    Le Monde, May 24, 2003 (PDF: 59KB)
  • Deterring North Korea: U.S. Options
    By Terry C. Stevens, David J. Smith, Chuck Downs, and Robert Dujarric
    Comparative Strategy (22) 2003
  • Korea After Unification: Implications for US Strategy
    Indianapolis, IN: Hudson Institute, 2000.

Other Issues

  • Is China Losing the Opportunity to Lead?
    The Diplomat, October 30, 2018 (website)
  • In Fact, the West Is Rising
    The Diplomat, June 30, 2014 (website)
  • China’s Welcome FDI
    The Diplomat, September 9, 2011 (website)
  • China’s Zero-Sum Game
    The Diplomat, July 26, 2011 (website)
  • If Bahrain Erupts
    The Diplomat, June 13, 2011 (website)
  • Price for a potential Israeli strike on Iran? A Palestinian state.
    By Andy Zelleke and Robert Dujarric
    Christian Science Monitor, August 2, 2010 (website)
  • Wanted: elected leaders with international experience.
    By Robert Dujarric and Andy Zelleke
    Christian Science Monitor, March 23, 2009 (website)
  • Robert Dujarric on “China: Opportunity and challenge for the US Political and strategic issues” (PDF: 88KB)
  • Robert Dujarric on “Strategic Goals in U.S., Japan, and China Relations” (PDF: 97KB)
  • China and South Korea’s Future Strategy
    Françoise Nicolas, ed. Korea and the New Asia, Routledge, 2007
  • Nucléaire : ambivalences sud-coréennes
    Le Monde, October 12, 2006 (PDF: 310KB)
  • La Chine et les relations de puissance en Asie orientale, Revue générale de stratégie No. 26/27, mai 2006. [China and the other powers in East Asia, in French]
  • North Korea’s Reformability in Comparative Perspective.
    By Robert Dujarric and Park Young-Ho
    Korea and World Affairs, (29:1), Spring 2005.
  • La politique nord-coréenne des Etats-Unis.
    In Annuaire français des relations internationales. Paris, 2004
  • Preliminary Political Lessons of the 9-11 War
    Korean Journal of Defense Analysis (Spring 2002)
  • North Korea: Risks and Rewards of Engagement
    Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University). Vol. 54 No. 2 (2001)
  • ed. and principal author, Korea Security Pivot of Northeast Asia
    Indianapolis, IN: Hudson Institute, 1998
  • Commonwealth or Empire? Russia, Central Asia and the Transcaucasus
    Indianapolis IN: Hudson Institute, 1995