South Korea

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia: Pivoting to Asia or Just to China?
    Dmitri Trenin March 24, 2014

    Russia’s economic, political and strategic environment in the West is fast deteriorating. One obvious way to respond to this is to reach out to Asia and the Pacific.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Asian Connection
    Dmitri Trenin October 7, 2013

    Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific, one of the main themes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, held on October 7 and 8 in Bali, is certainly growing.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Week’s Top International News Stories
    Moisés Naím March 6, 2015 NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

    Moisés Naím discusses the international news stories of the week.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Will North Korea Strike?
    James M. Acton April 16, 2013 CTV News

    North Korea has issued new threats against South Korea and has demanded an apology for protests in the South.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Visits China
    Paul Haenle April 13, 2013 China Radio International

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s first visit to China will likely see a focus on security on the Korean peninsula, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, and cyber security.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    North Korea Missile Threat
    Douglas H. Paal April 11, 2013 BBC World News

    In China, Kerry needs to focus on the broader context of the U.S.-China strategic relationship and how North Korea will harm this relationship.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    North Korea Tensions
    James M. Acton April 4, 2013 CTV News

    Tensions with North Korea are rising as the United States strengthens its missile defense in response to threats.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Warning to North Korea
    James M. Acton April 3, 2013 Al Jazeera

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has used strong words against North Korea after the country threatened to attack the United States.

  • Event
    Wendy Sherman on Northeast Asia
    Wendy Sherman, William Burns, Douglas H. Paal February 27, 2015 Washington, DC

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman spoke about how the United States has worked with partners and allies to build a peaceful and prosperous post-war order in Northeast Asia, and the future of U.S. policy in the region.

  • Event
    Japan’s Northeast Asia Policy Under Abe
    Yasuhiro Izumikawa, Joseph Ferguson, James L. Schoff February 11, 2015 Washington, DC

    During his tenure as Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe has faced particularly challenging foreign policy issues in his own back yard.

  • Event
    Democracy Is More Difficult Than Physics
    Giovanna Dore, Karl Jackson, Vikram Nehru November 19, 2014 Washington, DC

    Emerging democracies are periodically vulnerable to legitimacy crises by the expansion of popular participation.

  • Event
    Asian Poverty: The Untold Story
    Shang-Jin Wei, Vikram Nehru October 9, 2014 Washington, DC

    According to the World Bank’s standard poverty measure, one in five Asians live in extreme poverty. However, a recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, asserts that this standard measure does not capture the true extent of extreme poverty in the region.

  • Event
    Nuclear Politics on the Korean Peninsula
    Park Jin, Donald Manzullo, Choi Kang, Lee Chung-min, James L. Schoff, Troy Stangarone, Douglas H. Paal, Duyeon Kim July 28, 2014 Washington, DC

    The evolving security environment around the Korean Peninsula presents new challenges and opportunities for addressing the North Korean nuclear threat.

  • Event
    Strategic Implications of North Korean Nuclear Missiles
    Sugio Takahashi, James L. Schoff March 20, 2014 Washington, DC

    The North Korean nuclear threat is a growing concern in Tokyo and will influence the revision of the U.S.-Japan bilateral defense cooperation guidelines.

  • Event
    Managing China’s Rise
    Nicholas Eberstadt, Eric Edelman, Arvind Subramanian, Michael Swaine, Ashley J. Tellis January 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The United States must confront the uncomfortable reality that China’s economic and military might may eventually rival or even surpass its own.

  • Event
    Young Scholars Roundtable on Northeast Asia
    James L. Schoff November 13, 2013 Washington, D.C.

    Despite increasing economic ties, diplomatic relations remain icy between China, Japan, and Korea on a number of areas including historical issues, territorial disputes, and North Korea policy.

  • Event
    Japan and the Korean Peninsula: A Regional “Two-Level Game”
    James L. Schoff, Bonji Ohara October 8, 2013 Washington, DC

    The complex interplay of domestic politics and regional diplomacy involving the Korean Peninsula creates a high-stakes “Two-Level Game.”

  • Event
    TPP vs. RCEP: Southeast Asia’s Trade Dilemma
    Vikram Nehru, Matt Goodman, Sourabh Gupta, Meredith Miller, Arvind Subramanian June 18, 2013 Washington, DC

    Southeast Asian countries are involved in negotiations for two very different trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). How do they differ and which one is best for Southeast Asia?


Carnegie Experts on South Korea

  • Toby Dalton
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Dalton is the co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment. An expert on nonproliferation and nuclear energy, his research focuses on cooperative nuclear security initiatives and the management of nuclear challenges in South Asia and East Asia.

  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

  • Paul Haenle
    Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

    Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolian Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former president George W. Bush and President Barack Obama prior to joining Carnegie.

  • Duyeon Kim
    Nuclear Policy Program
    Asia Program

    Kim is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and Asia.

  • Chung Min Lee
    Nonresident Senior Associate

    Chung Min Lee is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Asia Program.

  • Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.

  • Douglas H. Paal
    Vice President for Studies

    Paal previously served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and as unofficial U.S. representative to Taiwan as director of the American Institute in Taiwan.

  • James L. Schoff
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Schoff is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. His research focuses on U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking.

  • Michael Swaine
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Swaine is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and one of the most prominent American analysts in Chinese security studies.

  • Ashley J. Tellis
    Senior Associate
    South Asia Program

    Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues.


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