The likelihood of North Korean nuclear and missile tests over the next six months is fairly high if the Trump administration continues the Obama administration’s unsuccessful approach of “strategic patience.”
President-Elect Donald Trump appears to have drawn a red line against North Korea’s acquiring the capability to threaten the United States with a nuclear-armed ballistic missile. Can he enforce it?
This half-day conference brings together experts on North Korea from the United States and Japan to sift through the latest information on North Korea’s economy, military, and society.
The United States is approaching a critical juncture in its policy towards North Korea. However, throwing in the towel on diplomacy is premature until it has been seriously tested, particularly since the downsides of military action are enormous.
The Donald Trump administration is beginning to take shape, but still has a long way to go in identifying personnel and defining policy goals, particularly in Asia.
Donald Trump could have an opportunity early in his presidency to prove his negotiating skills on a serious national-security challenge the United States will confront over the next four years.
Efforts by the United States or China to secure future predominance in the Western Pacific will prove futile and dangerous, given a host of security, economic, and diplomatic factors. Instead, creating a stable de facto balance of power is necessary and feasible for both countries.
For immigrants to the United States who have lived under authoritarianism, the freedoms provided in America are not merely abstract slogans.
The “turn to the East” has dramatically changed Russia’s strategy towards China and many underlying assumptions. It has also dramatically influenced the mainstream analysis of Chinese security intentions in Northeast Asia. The influence of this major shift in national policy, as well as policymakers’ and scholars’ perceptions of China, was felt throughout 2015.
The debate surrounding the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment exposes a bigger issue: the strategic dilemma facing South Korea and China.