JAPAN-RUSSIA-US TRILATERAL CONFERENCE ON THE SECURITY CHALLENGES IN NORTHEAST ASIA
The Trilateral Conference on security challenges in Northeast Asia is organized jointly by the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Science (IMEMO), the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).The conference has met three times: March 2010 in Washington; January 2011 in Tokyo; and June 2012 in Moscow. This document summarizes key points of consensus amongst conference participants and a proposal to transition in the future from a Track 2 dialogue to a Track 1.5 format to more directly promote efforts to develop greater cooperation between Japan, Russia, and the United States.
Assessment of the Security Environment in the Northeast Asia
There is general consensus among experts that while the Northeast Asia is a rapidly growing economic region, it faces a variety of traditional and non-traditional security challenges. It is also recognized that Russia, Japan and the United States are important players not only in Northeast Asia but also in the wider Asia-Pacific context and share many common interests and responsibilities to promote greater security and prosperity.