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The Network Hegemony Theory for a Security Architecture in The Asia Pacific Region

Masahiro Akiyama
Chairman, the Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies

The Asia Pacific region is now a center of economic growth in the world. No large-scale war took place for the past half century with the exception of the Vietnam War. I believe that a comparatively safe and stable situation in the region has contributed to the high economic growth. Safety and stability should be maintained for the further economic development in the region

I would therefore like to discuss the following questions: Is there a security architecture in the region? Do we have to transform such an architecture into an international framework?

I will show a "Network Hegemony Theory" here.

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Civilian Control "at Crisis"?
– Perhaps Not, for the Case of the Field Sit-reps from SDF's South Sudan Mission

Ippeita Nishida
Research Fellow, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) are once again being criticized heavily in the National Diet over the mishandling of public information disclosure of daily reports from the SDF's overseas missions. Some media suspect that there were signs of manipulation by the authorities, putting Japan's civilian control in "crisis". The event resulted in a replacement of five top defense officials and a step-down of the Minister of Defense, Tomomi Inada six months ago. While the case is not yet over, it appears so far that it is not an issue of civilian control itself but is more about the problem of organizational management at the Ministry of Defense(MOD). This article seeks to explain why. (Please see more the SSDP website)

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Letter

Mr. Akiyama posted "The Butterfly Project-A possibility of showing a solution to the North Korea problem-"

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Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP)

China is rising and may become a regional hegemon in not-so- distant future. Ascending India and the resurgence of Russia also illustrate the fact that we face a rapid power transition in Asia. Against this backdrop, Japan, as a major regional power, and its security strategy and diplomatic policy will be put to the test. With this in mind, the Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP) was founded in October, 2016. The SSDP will also conduct public diplomacy through its research projects. Japanese foreign relations vis-à- vis the neighboring states are likely to mark a new chapter in the near future and therefore, our research endeavors and other activities will be consequential.

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  • The 2nd Japan-Philippines Strategic Dialogue was held in Tokyo on March 10.
  • The 9th SSDP discussion session was held on February 16 to discuss " The Network Hegemony Theory for a Security Architecture in The Asia Pacific Region ".
  • The 8th SSDP discussion session was held on December18 to discuss "Destabilized Middle East".
  • The 7th SSDP discussion session was held on October 9 to discuss "19th CCP National Congress".
  • A special session was held on October 8 to hear a lecture on "Problems in Sino-Japanese Relations, 1992-2042"
  • The 6th SSDP discussion session was held on September 28 to hear a lecture on the Future of the Asia-Pacific Region.
  • A special session was held on September 19 to discuss a New Trend in India's Foreign Policy and Japan.
  • The 5th SSDP discussion session was held on July 20 to discuss an economic interdependence and its action on politics
  • A special session was held on June 30 to discuss The prospect of European politics and its implication on the Japan"s diplomatic policy
  • The 4 th SSDP discussion session was held on May 31 to discuss the two great powers, the US and China, and the implication on Japan's diplomatic policy.
  • The Japan-Taiwan Strategic Dialogue was held in Taipei on May 15 to discuss the Trump administration's influence on the region, in particular Taiwan.
  • The Japan-Philippines Strategic Dialogue was held in Manila on January 31 to discuss the strategic environments for each country and the two countries' cooperation.
  • The third SSDP discussion session was held on January 23, 2017 to discuss Abenomics and Trump.
  • The second SSDP discussion session was held on December 7, 2016 to discuss Trump and his security policy.
  • The first SSDP discussion session was held on October 14, 2016 to discuss the Korean Peninsula issues.
  • Society of Security and Diplomatic Policy Studies (SSDP) was founded by AKIYAMA Associates (Masahiro Akiyama, president) in October, 2016.
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