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January 18, 2022

Taiwan
Enhancing U.S.-Japan Coordination for a Taiwan Conflict

How well the United States and Japan are able to deter an attack on Taiwan and respond jointly and effectively to Chinese aggression if deterrence fails could determine Asia’s future, as well as their own.

A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircraft conducts a vertical landing aboard the Japanese Ship Izumo off the coast of Japan in October 2021.

February 26, 2020

South Korea
Stabilizing the U.S.-Korea Trade Agenda Under Trump and Moon

Uncertainty in the U.S.-South Korea economic partnership could hinder security cooperation if left unchecked. The countries should explore collaboration in AI technologies, policy coordination in the Indo-Pacific, & economic cooperation with North Korea.

Hanjin Shipping's container terminal is seen at the Busan New Port, in Busan, South Korea, on August 8, 2013.

January 30, 2020

Health
Refuge From Disease

Mitigating potential communicable disease in refugee populations is a subset of efforts for human rights, equality, and dignity. A basic multilateral framework could improve health care in these situ…

Rohingya refugees wait for medical checkups in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on January 21, 2018.

July 26, 2018

Energy and Environment
Applying Blockchain Technology to Electric Power Systems

Blockchain does not singularly address the various challenges that the electricity sector faces, but it should be one of a portfolio of technology options to address those challenges. And its potential as a platform technology might be transformative.

Illustration of a smart city concept (iStoch/Getty Images)

June 18, 2018

Global Governance
Domesticating the Giant: The Global Governance of Migration

No state can successfully manage migration alone. The adoption of a global compact and the consolidation of relevant institutional architecture would help states facilitate regular migration, cope with illegal crossings, and humanely respond to forced migration.

A Central American migrant, moving in a caravan through Mexico, holds a bag as she and fellow migrants cross a railway line to stop a freight train and get on it, in Irapuato of Guanajuato State, on April 17, 2018. (Edgard Garrido/Reuters)

April 3, 2018

Space
Cybersecurity and the New Era of Space Activities

Satellite cybersecurity has received little attention from spacefaring states, despite significant risks.

SpaceX launches a Tesla into space

January 3, 2018

South Korea
Domestic Constraints on South Korean Foreign Policy

South Korea’s foreign policy foundations are sound, but the country should manage potential domestic constraints, including the National Assembly, bureaucratic interests, public opinion, and the coun…

May 17, 2017

Cybersecurity
Transforming Election Cybersecurity

The events of the 2016 U.S. election demonstrate that more high-level political action is required to manage real and perceived cyber vulnerabilities in election systems.

February 1, 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.

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September 1, 2016

Banking
Responding to AIIB

Overview Last year’s launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)—a new multilateral development bank with fifty-seven sovereign members, among them some of the United States’ closest…

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