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.
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.
This book examines how the region’s major political powers view international politics and the use of military force.
Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election is a potential threat to China’s economic growth, but also an opportunity for Beijing to increase its influence over its neighbors.
In South Korea’s unprecedented political crisis, the entrenched political class—including Park and her supporters—must be willing to take courageous action, including forsaking political power.
The Choi Soon-sil scandal will have serious repercussions for strategic issues such as THAAD and South Korean cooperation with Japan.
Material factors can explain why certain outcomes occurred the way they did, and strategic culture can explain how countries thought about their circumstances, their choices, and their decisions.
China and South Korea should delve deeper into the technical and operational aspects of THAAD to find a cooperative solution.
The debate surrounding the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) deployment exposes a bigger issue: the strategic dilemma facing South Korea and China.
Domestic opposition to the deal on the comfort women issue in South Korea continues to intensify, posing challenges.