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January 29, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Security in Northeast Asia

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila Smith says the Six Party Talks have built cooperation among Northeast Asian countries, which need to work together, particulary on North Korea, but also on growing tension be…

May 8, 2017

Security Alliances
Uncertainty Among U.S. Allies in Northeast Asia

As tensions in Northeast Asia grow over Pyongyang’s nuclear pursuits, collective action is the only way to bring stability to the region.

March 4, 2014

Asia
U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

In her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Sheila A. Smith discusses the strategic importance of the United States' relationship with Japan a…

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February 2, 2017

China
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…

January 25, 2013

China
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

December 12, 2018

Nigeria
Doing Business in Nigeria's Northeast, the Land of Boko Haram

On December 10, the Financial Times published a fascinating article by Neil Munshi, dateline Maiduguri, on how honest businesses have adapted to operating in areas affected by Boko Haram. Specifically, Munshi cites Coca-Cola, Unilvever, and MTN, and telecommunications company. Since multinational forces dislodged Boko Haram from holding territory in 2015, the three have expanded their operations and their markets in Nigeria’s northeast.

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November 17, 2011

Northeast Asia
The East Asia Summit and the Difficulty of Establishing a Security Regime in Northeast Asia

The United States' membership in the East Asian Summit (EAS) may mark a new step in U.S. involvement in East Asia. But East Asian regionalism does not currently provide an answer for how to instituti…

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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

December 21, 2018

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Recap 2018: Democracy Continues to Suffer

In addition to regression on the issue of press freedom, Southeast Asia witnessed backsliding on rights and freedoms in many other areas in 2018, with Malaysia as a notable exception to this trend. …

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December 20, 2018

Democracy
Can the United States Still Promote Democracy in Asia?

During the first two years of the Trump administration, Washington has dramatically reduced its rhetorical focus on democracy promotion in Asia. For instance, the president has mostly ignored issues …

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