Naval War College Review


A changing world reflects and is reflected in the Northeast Asian region; the bipolarity of the United States and the U.S.S.R. of the fifties and sixties has evolved into a multipolar situation involving the national interests of the United States, U.S.S.R., China and Japan. The systemic stability of this multipolarity is, of course, fundamental to regional order, but it is also key to a larger world order. The relations between the United States and Japan are fundamentally critical to systemic stability.