The Anglo-Japanese Alliance was the first formal agreement of its type reached by a Western 'great' power with a non-Caucasian nation in the modern era. As such, it represented an important milestone diplomatically, strategically and culturally. This book brings together many leading experts who examine the different aspects of the Alliance in its different stages before, during and after the First World War, who explore the reasons for its success and for its end, and who reach a number of interesting and innovative conclusions on the agreement's ultimate importance.
Phillips Payson O'Brien is the Director of the Scottish Centre for War Studies and a senior lecturer in history at the University of Glasgow. His previous publications include British and American Naval Power: Politics and Policy 1900-1936, Technology and Naval Combat in the Twentieth Century and Beyond and articles in Past and Present and the Journal of Strategic Studies.
'O'Brein has put together an excellent group of essays. They are particularly relevant to those interested in Anglo-Japanese relations, near eastern international relations and modern Japanese history.' - War in History