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12/31/2012

Impact of DPRK satellite launch on ROK presidential election

Impact of DPRK satellite launch on ROK presidential election

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) successfully launched a satellite into space on Dec 12, 2012, which was greeted with a variety of responses around the world. Among the many commentators Jonathan D. Pollack, a senior researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in WashingtonD.C., put forward a theory that many people [...]

11/29/2012

Why Revise US-ROK Missile Guidelines?

Why Revise US-ROK Missile Guidelines?

When South Korea and the United States amended their missile guidelines last month after years of tough negotiations, China and other countries expressed some concerns about the revisions, the first change in the guidelines in more than a decade. Richard Weitz sheds light on the reasons for this controversial decision.

06/12/2012

Consensus on Free Trade Zone Promises Powerful Force of East Asian Economic Integration

Consensus on Free Trade Zone Promises Powerful Force of East Asian Economic Integration

A highlight of the recent China-Japan-ROK summit was an agreement by the three neighbors to kick off free trade zone talks as soon as possible. The initiative is a natural outcome of the economic cooperation and trade liberalization the countries have been sharing for many years. Their total trade volume increased from $130 billion to [...]

04/28/2012

China Slows Down, and Grows Up

China Slows Down, and Grows Up

More than one-half of Americans think China is already the world’s leading economy – an astonishing misperception, given that China’s gross domestic product is still less than half of America’s. As George Orwell once observed, “Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.” China has grown at a breakneck pace for [...]

03/31/2012

NSS Initiatives In Seoul: Admirable but still a Long Way to Go

NSS Initiatives In Seoul: Admirable but still a Long Way to Go

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Seoul seemed an event that sideline meetings got more spotlights than the supposed main theme – nuclear security.  In the sponsoring country of the NSS — the U.S., nuclear security has a quite clear-cut definition, which refers to protecting nuclear materials from being theft, trafficked or smuggled to unauthorized [...]

03/29/2012

Strengthening Nuclear Security: Progress Made, Challenges Ahead

Strengthening Nuclear Security: Progress Made, Challenges Ahead

The Nuclear Security Summit is moving torwards the right direction to strengthen nuclear security, to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism, but it is only one step in a long march. As what the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit indicates, to build a world free of nuclear threat, it is time to turn promise to action, hope to reality.

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