Clements Center Alum Jada Fraser was published in the Pacific Forum’s recent collection of articles that memorializes the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. Fraser writes about Abe’s legacy on the Japan-South Korea relationship, which elevated the role of regional powers like Japan and South Korea in shaping the rule-based international order. Despite manifesting revisionist personal and political actions that worsened the country’s relations with South Korea, Fraser argues that Abe established the basis for the renewal of security cooperation under the new Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and new South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. With a shared threat from North Korea and China’s economic coercion, Abe’s time as prime minister was instrumental in shaping the region to the benefit of both Japan’s and South Korea’s national interests. You can read the full collection here.