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Book The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash

Japan and South Korea are Western-style democracies with open-market economies committed to the rule of law. They are also U.S. allies. Yet despite their shared interests, shared values, and geographic proximity, divergent national identities have driven a wedge between them. Drawing on decades of expertise, Scott A. Snyder and Brad Glosserman investigate the roots of this split and its ongoing threat to the region and the world.

Book Intimate Rivals

Intimate Rivals

Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China.

Book By All Means Necessary

By All Means Necessary

China's pursuit of natural resources is restructuring markets, pushing up commodity prices, and transforming resource-rich economies. Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi explore the unrivaled expansion of the Chinese economy and the global effects of its meteoric growth.

Event Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal

Following the agreement reached on the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States and eleven other countries, Council on Foreign Relations experts assessed the trade deal’s consequences for the global trade regime, geopolitics, and the international economy.

Expert Roundup How to Improve U.S.-China Relations

How to Improve U.S.-China Relations

The U.S.-China summit comes amid tensions over cybersecurity and regional disputes and crucial questions about economic policy. Five experts weigh in on how to manage the relationship.

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Asia will play an increasingly leading role on the international stage in this century. Some of the most pressing issues in East, South, and Central Asia—the rapid economic rise of China and India, North Korea's nuclear program, slowly warming relations between nuclear-armed rivals Pakistan and India, the potential for conflict between China and Japan, Japan's adjustments to its changing economic fortunes, and the ongoing attempts to rebuild Afghanistan—will significantly affect the course of global events.

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