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News for October 2010

AJISS-Commentary No. 102 “Deepening the Alliance within an International Security Community” by Hirotaka Watanabe

by , 29 Oct 2010 | in periodicals | no comments yet

The Association of Japanese Institutes of Strategic Studies (AJISS) has just published the AJISS-Commentary No. 102 “Deepening the Alliance within an International Security Community”, by Hirotaka Watanabe (, Professor at the Department of International Relations, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

Needless to say, alliances are cooperative relationships among states with shared interests. They entail constant friction between alliance leaders and smaller partners arising from a dilemma of cooperation and independence. Alliances require adjustment to meet the shifting challenges of the time. This entails an inevitable learning process as allies grow truly trustworthy and interdependent. Without allowing each member some degree of independent capability and decision-making, however, it will be difficult for the alliance to grow strong.

Asiatica Association Onlus Library Subscriptions

by Ludovico Magnocavallo, 4 Oct 2010 | no comments yet

Just a quick but very important note addressed to institutions: our bank has changed our account number.

In order to subscribe, libraries will have to use the new Asiatica account number on this page. Should you have any enquires, please contact me at