Allianzbildung im indopazifischen Bereich – Streitkräfteintegration und erweiterte nukleare Abschreckung

Stephan Fruehling, Andrew O'Neil

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    Unlike NATO, there is no tradition of integrated regional deterrence in the US alliances with Australia, Japan and South Korea. While this seemed to change around 2010, the practical impact of new deterrence dialogues with Japan and South Korea, and the US-Australian Force Posture Initiative, remained small for a decade. Since 2020, this has changed significantly. The U.S.-Japanese and U.S.-Australian alliances are pushing ahead with the integration of their armed forces capabilities, while the U.S. and South Korea are cooperating in U.S. nuclear operations for the first time. The reasons for this change lie in Washington’s greater willingness to acknowledge the challenge posed by China; in China’s more aggressive behaviour and progress in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. As in the case of post- 2014 NATO, however, it is unclear whether these seemingly radical adjustments will meet the real challenge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)248-256
    JournalDe Gruyter
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2023

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