Karel van Wolferen

Karel van Wolferen is emeritus University Professor for Comparative Political and Economic Institutions at the University of Amsterdam. His book, The Enigma of Japanese Power, which has been translated into twelve languages, is generally considered to provide the most elaborate intellectual support of what has been called the “revisionist” view of Japan.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Disabling Pacific ‘Alliance’
Amid news and pundit references about an alleged ‘tilt’ in American foreign policy toward Asia and the Pacific, it is useful to take a closer look at the badly under-reported story of Washington’s relations with what is habitually referred to as its number one ally in the Pacific. That focus furthermore sharpens the contours of the Sino-Japanese dispute over islands in the East China Sea.
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