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  • 1. Future Defense Exchange and Security Dialogue Between Japan and GCC countries Feb. 27 2009 Col. Hitoshi ISHIKAWAVisiting Fellow, The Henry L. Stimson Center And Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF)

2. Future Defense Exchange and Security Dialogue Between Japan and GCC countries 3. Future Defense Exchangeand Security Dialogue Between Japan and GCC countries 4. GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) = Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE 5. Challenges of This Region 6. Japan in this region 7. Japan in this region, latelyJSDF 8. * Japan as a new partner for the security related project* Part of smart Diplomacy in this region 9. ContentsGeneral relations ; Japan and GCC countriesJSDF major activities in the Middle East so farRegional security challenges and efforts addressedFuture defense exchange 10. Japan and GCC countriesFor JapanFor GCC countries75% oil from GCC No.1 Export destination(90% from M East)(For Kuwait, Qatar, UAE)Export to GCCAs for import from Japan Car, Machine,Japan is among top 5 Power Plant Desalination Plant Transportation System Fmr. TOYOTA CEO, Mr. Okuda at BahrainAs a Special Envoy 11. Japan is a country fortunate enough to be seenwithout particular prejudices by the various countriesand factions around the (Middle East) regionInstead, what we often hear is that people hold Japanin a positive light as a rare example of a non-WesternEuropean country that has successfully modernizedwhile maintaining its own traditions.Foreign Minister Taro ASO (then) (At Middle East Research Institute of Japan) Feb. 28th 2007 12. GCC countries interest in Japan (ex. In Education)The Emir of QatarThe Prince of Abu Dhabi Japanese Style School and Japanese LanguageKuwait, Saudi, Oman and UAE alsoJapanese Language class or Students to Japan Emir of Qatar to Jp P.M. Prince of Abu Dhabi to Jp P.M. 13. Japan is a country fortunate enough to be seenwithout particular prejudices by the various countriesand factions around the (Middle East) regionInstead, what we often hear is that people hold Japanin a positive light as a rare example of a non-WesternEuropean country that has successfully modernizedwhile maintaining its own traditions.Foreign Minister Taro ASO (then) (At Middle East Research Institute of Japan) Feb. 28th 2007 14. JSDF major Activities in this regionRe : 1st Gulf WarMinesweeping Operation in the Persian GulfRe : Middle East Peace ProcessUN Peace Keeping Operation on the Golan HeightsRe : The Long War (OEF-MIO) Replenishment Activities in the Indian OceanRe : Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq Humanitarian and Reconstruction Assistance by GSDF C-130H Airlift by ASDF Squadron 15. Minesweeping Operation in the Persian GulfAfter 1st Gulf War, 19916 ships (Inc. 4 Minesweeper) 511 PersonnelDisposed 34 mines in 99 days Iran Iraq Kuwait SaudiUAE 16. Between Israel and Syria (UNDOF)Since 1995 ~ NowUN Disengagement Observer ForceTransport Unitand HQ Staff Officers 17. The Long War ;Support of OEF-MIOReplenishment Activities in the Indian OceanSince 2001 ~ NowMainly Fuel supply to US, European, PakistanPakistan Almost 100% DependencyFuel Supply to moving Pakistan Ship atSea 18. Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq by Ground SDF Since 2004 Jan.~ 2006 Sep. Around Samawah , Southern Iraq Medical Training, Water Supply, Public Facility Reconstruct and Local Employment Dual Track with ODA Create friendly sea around us. 19. Lesson sharing(US Army and Marine Corps Counterinsurgency FieldManual)Zen-like Paradoxes of Counterinsurgency Sometimes- the more you protect your force, the less secure you may be- the more force is used,the less effective it is- doing nothing is the best way- some of the best weapons for counterinsurgents do not shoot 20. Reconstruction Assistance in Iraq by Ground SDF Since 2004 Jan.~ 2006 Sep. Around Samawah , Southern Iraq Medical Training, Water Supply, Public Facility Reconstruct and Local Employment Dual Track with ODA Create friendly sea around us. 21. Lesson learned to others in AfricaLecture for African people at CairoAt Egyptian Center for Conflict Resolution and PeacekeepingJoint project : Egypt, Japan and UNDPExperiences of International Peace Cooperation Activities 22. C-130 Airlift from Kuwait to IraqSince 2003 Dec. ~ 2008 Dec.From Kuwait to Iraq (Bagdad, Erbil.) by 3 C-130sGoods, Materials and Personnel for humanitarian assistance and reconstruction821 days mission, 673 tons 23. Confidence Building Measures !?Operation clean up Kuwait ? - in the base - on the beach with local Japanese 24. ContentsGeneral relations ; Japan and GCC countriesJSDF major activities in the Middle East so farRegional security challenges and efforts addressedFuture defense exchange 25. Agendas aheadGen. Petraeus pointed out to GCC Officials IISS Manama Dialogue at BahrainMissile DefenseDecember 14th 2008Maritime Security OperationIntelligence CooperationCritical Infra. ProtectionTraining and Exercise 26. NATO Initiatives (ICI)Launched in June 2004Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and UAE joinedMenu1 Border security7 Small arms proliferation2 Terrorism8 Crisis management3 Defense reform 9 Military-military contact4 WMD proliferation10 Peace support operations5 Civil emergency planning 11 Military exercise and training6 Conceptual planning12 Military education 27. Expert of GCC military balance saysThe GCC threat to the GCC - Poor mission focus - Lack of integration - Lack of balanced force development in manpower qualityAnthony H. CordesmanCSIS - Problems in jointness and exerciseLeaders must take defense seriouslyEnd Feuding (inside GCC)End prestige buy and Focus on mission needs 28. Basic Principles Japan as a favorable image nation Cooperate with US and NATO (keep a low profile) Promote security modernization and liberalizationContribute to the stability of the regionCultivate mutual understanding with GCC countriesStrength the alliance with US and the relations with NATO 29. Initial stepTo know each other wellBetter to increase GCC countries side visit to JapanMore purpose oriented briefing about JSDF for examples.Missile Defense ExerciseMeasures against Piracy (Future Option) 30. Next step* In GCC countries * In Japan - Security related briefing - Observing JSDF exercise at GCC military school- Officers to JSDF school - Conference on security With pacific PartnersGSDF ExerciseAt Cairo 31. Further step (1/2) for the coordination among GCC Aug. 2008Youth who lost relatives in conflictJapanese Diplomatic Attemptsin Middle East Peace Process- Invite both Israelis and Palestinians - Joint trip exploring different culture of Japan - Discuss issues with full peace of mind - Quarrels, disputes, sharing of feeling and somechange.. - For civil servants, students, youth leaders, and journalists Meeting in Japan,we would not be branded with any particularlabel 32. Further step (2/2) for the coordination among GCC How about this ? First, for young officers of GCC countries Then, for senior officers of GCC countries 33. Basic Principles Japan as a favorable image nation Cooperate with US and NATO (keep a low profile) Promote security modernization and liberalizationContribute to the stability of the regionCultivate mutual understanding with GCC countriesStrength the alliance with US and the relations with NATO 34. For comprehensive peace in the Middle East,what is necessary is the mental "groundwork" thatwill make such peace possible There is no doubt in my mind thatthere are certain types ofdiplomacy that Japan is uniquely able to undertake. Prime Minister Taro Aso (UN General Assembly) Sep. 25th 2008 35. Question or Comment ?