Michael J. Green

Michael J. Green is a senior adviser and holds the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is an associate professor of international relations at Georgetown University. Green served as director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council staff beginning in April 2001, and from January 2004 to December 2005 as special assistant to the president for national-security affairs and senior director for Asian affairs.


Kim Jong Il is dying. Sons, generals and statesmen vie for his throne. With Pyongyang's impressive arsenal of chemical-, biological- and nuclear-weapons programs, the Fall of the House of Kim could end in a peninsular war or worse.

For seven years, the Clinton administration has ignored or belittled the political importance of Japan. As nationalism reawakens in that country, this may prove to be a costly mistake.


Beneath public disagreements over nuclear policy and handling the Senkaku dispute, Tokyo has a bipartisan consensus on Japan's future.

Why Kissinger and Brzezinski might be wrong on China.

The reason behind China's attitude adjustment.

President Obama's trip to Asia won't be easy.

Washington should pressure Beijing on its currency—multilaterally.

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April 20, 2014