Link to the article pdf here In the Fall 2016 issue of the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, I have a brief comment on how Japan's population aging hasn't slowed down their national security ambitions as much as you might think.
We know there are a lot of links between a state's age structure and its behavior. Does this relationship extend to alliances? Along with Dr. TongFi Kim, I published an article in International Interactions showing that there is indeed a strong relationship. Youthful states are much more likely to abrogate alliances than states with older age structures.
The second article of my global aging advocacy project is out now in the International Journal of Human Rights. The aged remain one of the few vulnerable groups without formalized protection in their own covenant. Attempts to secure a UN declaration on older persons’ rights in 1948, 1991, and 1999 failed to gain traction, but… Continue reading Why All This Talk about Elder Rights?