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June 22, 2005

Capital Flows
The joys of being a creditor nation

China is on track to add between $250 and $300 billion to its reserves this year. That is a lot of money. Enough to have an impact on global bond markets. Enough to buy several oil companies. As…

December 10, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hope of North Korea’s Return to the Six Party Talks

Evans Revere, an expert on Northeast Asia, says after U.S. special envoy Stephen Bosworth’s recent trip to Pyongyang, North Korea may potentially reopen the door to Six Party Talks, given time.  

January 25, 2010

South Korea
South Korea’s Role in Promoting the Nuclear Renaissance

South Korea’s surprising success last December against more experienced competitors in winning a bid to produce nuclear reactors in the U.A.E. has had a powerful ripple effect, boosting Korean hopes …

April 1, 2010

South Korea
Carbon Capture and Storage Ramps Up in the United States and South Korea

Jill Kosch O’Donnell is a former Junior Associate of The Asia Foundation and writer in Washington, DC. Demonstration projects now underway in the United States and South Korea to capture CO2 emissio…

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

September 29, 2010

North Korea
North Korea’s New Collective Leadership

With Tuesday’s military promotions, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il created a triumvirate to succeed him. But this "collective leadership" will not change relations with the United States anytime soon, say…

December 17, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: The New START End Game

Above the Fold. It’s fish or cut bait time on the New START Treaty.  All signs point to a vote by next Wednesday.  Based on the strong vote this week to start the debate, supporters are optimistic…

Friday File: The New START End Game

April 18, 2011

Cybersecurity
Cyberspy vs. Cyberspy

A work station is pictured at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) located just outside Washington in Arlington, Virginia …

Cyberspy vs. Cyberspy

June 20, 2011

Defense and Security
Congress Barking, Not Biting, on War Powers

The U.S. Capitol Dome is pictured behind a cherry blossom tree. (Hyungwon Kang/courtesy Reuters) Debate over Libya and the War Powers Resolution heated up over the weekend. The New York Times report…

The U.S. Capitol Dome is pictured behind a cherry blossom tree in Washington.

October 14, 2011

United States
You Might Have Missed: Assassination Plot, Drone Virus, and the Syrian Uprising

U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysts work at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, on May 10, 2010 (Hyungwon Kang/Courtesy Reuters). - Unite…

U.S. Department of Homeland Security analysts work at the National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, on May 10, 2010 (Hyungwon Kang/Courtesy Reuters).

March 15, 2006

Taiwan
Taiwan Raises Its Voice Again

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian is continuing to take steps toward Taiwan independence that are seen as provocative and unwelcome by Beijing and Washington. But experts say his actions are driven …