Miller Publishes Blog on Shinzo Abe’s Impact on Japan-India Relations

Manjari Chatterjee Miller, currently a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and on leave from Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies where she is an Associate Professor of International Relations, published a CFR blog outlining the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s role in transforming Japan-India relations. 

In her blog, titled “India’s Special Relationship with Abe Shinzo,” Miller breaks down contemporary Janan-India relations, from a “politely distant” Cold War relationship to the Japanese economic sanctions against a newly nuclear India in 1998 and ultimately Abe’s rekindling of a deeper Japan-India relationship in 2006. As Miller notes, it was Abe’s “vision of the Indo-Pacific as a single strategic space – in which both countries had a stake – [that] would shape Japan’s bilateral relationship with India for years to come and draw India into a larger cooperative partnership, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), [and] would bind it more closely to not just Japan but also the United States and Australia.” 

The full blog can be read on CFR’s website.

Manjari Chatterjee Miller is an Associate Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Currently, on leave from the School, she is serving as a Senior Fellow at CFR where she focuses on India, Pakistan, and South Asia. She works on foreign policy and security issues with a focus on South and East Asia. Her most recent book, Routledge Handbook of China–India Relations (Routledge & CRC Press, 2020), is a comprehensive guide to the Chinese-Indian relationship covering expansive ideas ranging from the historical relationship to current disputes to AI. Learn more about Professor Miller on her Pardee School faculty profile