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Despite a crowded news agenda, North Korea has managed to draw the attention of both political leaders and the public at large. Missile tests, an assassination employing VX nerve agent, and...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 4:05pm
Author(s): James Walsh
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This is the full PDF of the 2016 edition of Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies. Please click here to download the individual chapters included in this publication.   Since our founding...
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:53am
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Countries active in Northeast Asia differ in how they interpret China’s intentions in regard to security. Does China seek regional domination? Is it defensively resisting the aggressive designs...
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:50am
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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What are Chinese strategic intentions in Northeast Asia, and how have they evolved in recent years? Scholarly and policy research largely focuses on how domestic political and cultural factors...
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:44am
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China’s growing military capabilities are an increasing source of consternation for Japan. Areas of concern include China’s activities in the East China Sea, Beijing’s increasing...
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:34am
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Today’s relationship between the United States and China is more varied, complex, and cooperative than the accumulation of headlines would lead one to believe. The news media and commentators...
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 10:28am
Author(s): Mark Tokola
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With its 4,000 km border to the Russian Far East and Siberia, growing economic potential and military capabilities, rising China has been on the minds of the Russian elite for a long time – at...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:24pm
Author(s): Alexander Gabuev
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The most noticeable shift of diplomacy and security strategy in Xi Jinping’s government is the evolution of peripheral diplomacy. China’s East Asia strategy is especially evolving in...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:16pm
Author(s): Lee Dong Ryul
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What equilibrium means to geopolitical balance of power maneuvering, equality means to national identity resentments over gaps perceived as unjust. When South Korea gained favor as the “...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:14pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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South Korea’s nation-building project during the Cold War relied heavily on strong state direction designed to generate a sense of cohesion and national identity. These strategies were...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:11pm
Author(s): Scott Snyder
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It is tempting to see in developments in contemporary Japanese politics indications of a fundamental shift in Japanese national identity. Resist that temptation. There are changes afoot in Tokyo, but...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:00pm
Author(s): Brad Glosserman
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The roller coaster of relations between Japan and South Korea has taken a sudden jolt with the December 28, 2015 agreement on “comfort women.” Some anticipate a turning point, stabilizing...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:57pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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While Tokyo and Seoul are often paired as key U.S. allies in Asia, and both alliances are now more solid than ever, their individual alliance dynamics have varied in important ways over time. This...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:54pm
Author(s): Audrye Wong
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On December 28, 2015, the Japanese and South Korean governments announced their agreement on the “comfort women” issue. This sudden breakthrough 70 years after the end of WWII and 24...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:48pm
Author(s): Kimura Kan
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Most analysis of the extended nuclear crisis that first broke in 2002 has focused, quite legitimately, on the realm of high politics: the diplomatic and military strategies of the contending parties...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:40pm
Author(s): Stephan Haggard
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China-North Korea trade accounts for the majority of North Korea’s international trade and is considered significant for the economic development and social stability of North Korea. Due to the...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:37pm
Author(s): Li Tingting
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Much is made in Western circles of North Korea’s economic dependence on China amid questions of whether and how much leverage this gives Beijing. In an end game, however, Pyongyang may think it...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:34pm
Author(s): William Brown
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Russia shares a border with the Korean Peninsula, and its declared interest is to maintain peace and stability in the region. During Soviet times, its Korean policy was based on the alliance with the...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:28pm
Author(s): Liudmila Zakharova
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On February 10, 2016, the South Korean government announced the closure of the Gaeseong Industrial Complex, a symbol of its engagement policy and inter-Korean rapprochement. The move was part of its...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 5:22pm
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Lately, many questions have been raised about how new currents are reshaping the economic architecture in East Asia, ranging from the Russian Far East to the Indian sub-continent with narrower...
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 3:10pm
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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