Will Regional Tensions Shift the Deadlock on Okinawa's Military Bases?

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H. D. P. Envall, Kerri Ng

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East Asia Forum

H. D. P. Envall and Kerri Ng, ‘Will Regional Tensions Shift the Deadlock on Okinawa’s Military Bases?’, East Asia Forum, 26 August 2015.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be close to achieving one long-pursued goal, the relocation of the controversial Futenma airbase in Okinawa. This has been a perpetual sore in the US‒Japan alliance. But recent international trends may be reshaping Okinawa’s base politics and pushing the two allies closer to carrying out the Futenma relocation.

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