Throughout the recent tensions on the Korean Peninsula, it is often forgot that South Korea had an active nuclear program during the 1970s under Park Chung-hee. Given the provocations of Kim Jong-un, Ted Carpenter discusses the implications of a nuclear South Korea.
Under the newly elected leadership of Park Geun-hye, South Korea is poised to transform its relations with China and North Korea through increased engagement.
As the relationships between China and its neighbors deteriorate, Doug Bandow argues that the Sino-US relationship has never been as important.
For years, the one constant in Japanese politics has been instability. So perhaps it’s not surprising to see wildly unstable and conflicting statements about the future of Japan’s role in international politics. Just over the past several months, we have been told that Japan is “flexing its military muscle to counter a rising China,” that it [...]
A week after Japan’s purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea from a private owner, Stephen Walt explored the nationalist tensions behind the purchase and how China could defuse the dispute by simply purchasing the islands as a matter of business.
I am greatly honored to be invited to speak on this auspicious occasion of the inaugural of the Asia Global Dialogue hosted by the Fung Global Institute. My discussion today is entitled "China-US relations in an emerging East Asia". To talk about this topic, we need to go back into history. What was [...]
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