The Red (Team) Analysis Weekly No120, 3 October 2013

Besides other issues, the agreement between the U.S. and Japan to modernize their security cooperation, implying among others a larger role for Japan, is most likely to have ripple effects, notably considering the tense situation with China and unhealed regional wounds stemming from World War II. Energy security then is very much to the fore, with renewed questions regarding the adverse environmental impact of fracking also having a strong potential for large and multiple impacts, without forgetting the impact of Fukushima’s nuclear tragedy.

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