How Do Countries Select Their Foreign Policy Tools?
Explore how American policymakers have used different tools over the past century of relations with Japan.
Relations between countries are not set in stone: old friends can become bitter rivals, and former enemies can become close allies.
As these relationships change, so too do the foreign policy tools that countries use to interact with and influence each other.
In this video, we’ll explore how the United States and Japan went from dropping bombs on each other to forging remarkably close political, economic, and military ties in just a matter of decades.