United States Engagement in the Asia Pacific: Perspectives from Asia

by Yoichiro Sato and See Seng Tan

About Yoichiro Sato

Yoichiro Sato is a professor at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and is the director of the Democracy Promotion Center. He holds a PhD (political science) from the University of Hawaii. His previous appointment was at the US Department of Defense’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, where he taught mid-rank military and diplomatic officers. Dr. Sato has also taught at the Colorado School of Mines, Auckland University (New Zealand), Kansai Gaidai Hawaii College, and University of Hawaii. His main research areas include Japanese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security and political economy, maritime security, and fishery issues. His major works include Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy, The Rise of China and International Security, and The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance . He has appeared and been quoted in numerous international media, including Time Magazine, Bloomberg Television, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Defense News, New Zealand Herald, TVNZ (New Zealand), Radio Australia, Agence France-Presse (France), Straits Times (Singapore), and Al Jazeera.

Tan See Seng is the deputy director of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, the founding head of the Centre for Multilateralism Studies, and Professor of International Relations at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He holds a PhD from Arizona State University. Dr. Tan's latest books include Multilateral Asian Security Architecture: Non-ASEAN Stakeholders and The Making of the Asia Pacific: Knowledge Brokers and the Politics of Representation. His most recent journal publications are in the Journal of Strategic Studies and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.


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