Journal Articles | 22 June 2006

The schizophrenic superpower

Dr Alan Dupont has published an article entitled The Schizophrenic Superpower in the journal The National Interest. When Robert Kagan famously wrote that, in their approach to power and security, Americans are from Mars and Europeans from Venus, what might he have said about Japan? In most respects, post-modern Japan has been more like Europe than America in preferring diplomacy to force, persuasion to coercion and multilateralism to unilateralism.

Alan Dupont

  • Alan Dupont

Dr Alan Dupont has published an article entitled The Schizophrenic Superpower in the journal The National Interest. When Robert Kagan famously wrote that, in their approach to power and security, Americans are from Mars and Europeans from Venus, what might he have said about Japan? In most respects, post-modern Japan has been more like Europe than America in preferring diplomacy to force, persuasion to coercion and multilateralism to unilateralism.

Alan Dupont

  • Alan Dupont