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Oct 2, 2014

South Korea
seoul women's migrant center Darcie Draudt: South Korean Multiculturalism and the Next Step in Civic Nationalism

Darcie Draudt is a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. On September 29, the United Nations special rapporteur on racism, Mutuma Ruteere, began the first-ever of…

Aug 27, 2014

South Korea
sewol-response Darcie Draudt: The Sewol Controversy and Parliamentary Deadlock in South Korea

Darcie Draudt is a research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Tuesday, South Korea’s main opposition party, the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), began a …

Feb 2017

South Korea
The Korean Pivot

As U.S.-China tensions intensify and as the North Korean threat grows, the importance of the Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea) as a pivot state in East Asia and as a valuable ally for the United States has become clearer than ever.

Mar 1, 2017

China
South Korea’s Strategic Choices: Separating the Forest from the Trees

This post was coauthored with Sungtae (Jacky) Park, research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. South Korea is in turmoil, with President Park Geun-hye having been suspended from office …

Jul 31, 2015

China
china south china sea navy pla malaysia india asia Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 31, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China conducts live fire drills in the South China Se…

Jun 12, 2015

China
Zhou Yongkang, China's former domestic security chief, stands between his police escorts as he listens to his sentence in a court in Tianjin, China, in this still image taken from video provided by China Central Television and shot on June 11, 2015. According to CCTV, Zhou was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday, deprived of his political rights for life and his personal assets confiscated, for accepting bribes, abusing power and deliberately disclosing state secrets, the Tianjin Municipal No. 1 Int Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 12, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China’s ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang to s…

Jun 26, 2015

China
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (L-R), Secretary of State John Kerry, China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Vice Premier Wang Yang arrive to deliver joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing July 10, 2014. The leaders were concluding the sixth round of U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 26, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. U.S. and China meet in Washington, DC, for annual Str…

Jun 19, 2015

China
Flagbearers lower a Chinese national flag beside a banner set up by pro-democracy protesters outside Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China June 16, 2015. Hong Kong's leader warned on Tuesday that violence will not be tolerated, a day after authorities arrested 10 people and seized suspected explosives ahead of a crucial vote on a China-backed electoral reform package this week. Security has been stepped up across the Chinese-ruled city, including at government buildings and train stations, as it braces f Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of June 19, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Hong Kong legislators reject a proposed framework for…

May 29, 2015

China
India Heat Wave Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 29, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Death toll in India’s heat wave nears two thousand. Hospitals across In…

May 22, 2015

China
Southeast Asia_Refugee Crisis_20150522_617_462 Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of May 22, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Plight of migrants in Andaman Sea continues. As many as three thousand …