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June 4, 2019

South Korea
Korea, the “Germany” of Northeast Asia

Korea has no shortage of fiscal space.  It should use it.

Korea, the “Germany” of Northeast Asia…

August 23, 2019

South Korea
Japan-South Korea Tensions Are Eroding Security in Northeast Asia

The United States must protect the alliance architecture in Northeast Asia from internal threats, so that it will be prepared if and when external threats come its way.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo poses with Japanese counterpart Taro Kono and South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha after a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN and dialogue partners foreign ministers' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand August 2, 2019.

April 24, 2019

North Korea
No Easy Solutions: Northeast Asia's Muddled Security Landscape

Strategic clarity and a long-term vision are sorely needed to provide direction in the messier, muddled reality that has arrived in Northeast Asia.


January 25, 2013

Presidential Inbox: U.S. Policy in Northeast Asia

President Obama, As you consider America’s foreign policy challenges, I would urge you to pay particular attention to Northeast Asia. I believe U.S. policy will be tested in this part of Asia, and t…

U.S. President Barack Obama attends the East Asia Summit plenary session in Phnom Penh alongside then Japanese prime minister Yoshihiko Noda and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao

February 2, 2017

SecDef Mattis’s Mission in Northeast Asia: Provide Reassurance from the Trump Administration

Northeast Asia is facing profound political uncertainty: South Korea is immobilized by a political scandal that has resulted in the impeachment of its president, Park Geun-hye, and ensnared top busin…

December 8, 2015

New Report: The Korean Pivot and the Return of Great Power Politics in Northeast Asia

Sungtae “Jacky” Park is research associate for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is a preview of his recently published Atlantic Council report, The Korean Pivot and the Return …

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October 1, 2015

The Need for Dual-Track Efforts to Strengthen International Norms in Northeast Asia

This post was co-authored with Kang Choi, the vice president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and director of the Center for Foreign Policy and National Security. The establishment of a co…

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January 8, 2015

South Korea
Cybersecurity, Nuclear Safety, and the Need for a Security Regime in Northeast Asia

The U.S.-DPRK tit-fo-tat over the Sony hack has continued into the new year, with the Obama administration announcing sanctions on three organizations and ten individuals on January 2 and North Korea…

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November 18, 2011

North Korea
What Can the East Asia Summit Do for Northeast Asia?

Leaders walk during dinner at the East Asia Summit gala dinner in Nusa Dua, Bali November 18, 2011 (Beawiharta/Courtesy Reuters). Although this weekend’s East Asia Summit (EAS) is the sixth in the s…

Leaders walk during dinner at the East Asia Summit gala dinner in Nusa Dua, Bali

August 27, 2019

North Korea
Challenges Pile Up on U.S.-South Korea Alliance Agenda

Summer 2019 has been a watershed moment for trends that threaten to compromise South Korea’s position in Northeast Asia.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un guides the test firing of a new weapon in this undated photo released on August 11, 2019 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).