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May 29, 2012

Security Alliances
A Changing East Asia and U.S. Foreign Policy

The rise of China is precipitating a power transition in East Asia. China has become the top trading partner of almost every country in the region. Its military power is increasing to match that of t…

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December 17, 2020

Japan
Japan-South Korea Relations and the Biden Factor

President-Elect Biden and his team come at a critical time for Japan-South Korea relations.

Japan's Vice Foreign Minister Akitaka Saiki (C), U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) , and South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam pose at the start of their trilateral meeting, at the foreign ministry's Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan.

April 13, 2010

South Korea
Summer Tensions May Heat Up Korean Peninsula

A South Korean security expert says it is likely that North Korea will ratchet up pressure over the summer through threats and possible missile tests if Washington refuses to engage Pyongyang in dire…

February 22, 2017

Development
Five Questions on Sustainable Investing With Audrey Choi

This post features a conversation with Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing and managing director of its Global Sustainable Finance Group. Choi…

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December 13, 2007

South Korea
Kang: North Korean Trade Potential

David C. Kang, an expert on Asian business, examines what economic development in North Korea could potentially mean for the region.

February 16, 2012

Development
From Aid to Development Partnership

Overview U.S.-ROK cooperation in international development is at its early stages, but forging such cooperation has great potential. It enables the two countries to jointly pursue their common int…

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June 10, 2019

North Korea
Defense in Support of Diplomacy: Re-designing the ROK-U.S. Deterrence Posture

The South Korea-U.S. alliance should guard against the erosion of defense capabilities, address constraints on its current military posture, and innovate its approach to security cooperation and dete…

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February 28, 2019

Taiwan
Reducing the Risk of a China-Taiwan Conflict

A new memo from the Center for Preventive Action by Michael S. Chase details how the United States can prevent a cross-strait crisis or de-escalate one should it occur. 

Soldiers take part in a military drill in Taiwan

January 22, 2019

North Korea
The Second Trump-Kim Summit Is Set, But Is Trump Ready?

Trump must put his affairs in order to strengthen his hand going into a second meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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June 24, 2014

South Korea
Ban Seok Choi: A Soldier’s Reflection on South Korea’s Contribution to Global Peacekeeping Operations

Ban Seok Choi served as part of the UN Peacekeeping Force in South Sudan with the South Korean military. He finished his military service—which is mandatory for South Korean men—earlier this month. …

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