Japan's Awakening wins The 2019 Otto Hieronymi Prize

March 11, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Japan’s Awakening: Moving toward an Autonomous Security Policy written by Lionel P. Fatton and Oreste Foppiani has been awarded the  2019 Otto Hieronymi Prize. The award ceremony will take place at the 25th International Humanitarian & Security Conference in Geneva.

The Otto Hieronymi Prize is a bi-annual book prize for the best scholarly monograph in the field of International Relations.It was created and sponsored by the faculty of the Department of International Relations at Webster University Geneva in 2019 to honor Otto Hieronymi, former head of the Department and founder of the annual International Humanitarian and Security Conference.

Published in 2019, Japan’s Awakening presents the arguement that the Japan faces an entrapment-abandonment dilemma in which any attempt to prevent abandonment by the United States vis-à-vis China negatively affects its national security by heightening the risk of entrapment in the Korean Peninsula, and vice versa.