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Summary

Our ideal of international peace is now challenged more than ever. From the EU, United States, Asia, and around the world, we witness a global shift to power politics and oppression. This book examines today’s world from a perspective of a Japanese military professional, and asks each one of us to discuss whether we want to avoid war at all.

The Secret to National Peace is a compact, yet insightful guide to peace-making in today’s global power structure. Contrasting two ends of the political stance—“liberalism” and “realism”—the author seeks to offer an alternative.

Contents

1. Collapse of the Peace
2. Liberalism and its Limits
3. Realism and its Limits
4. Toward “Soft Realism”
5. Realistic Peace Making

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