While North Korea’s economy is suffering greatly under the combined pressure of sanctions and border closures because of COVID-19, by escalating tensions it puts pressure on South Korea to grant concessions and frames it to a domestic audience as responsible for North Korea's economic situation.
It is impossible to divorce the U.S.-South Korean alliance and inter-Korean issues, or to separate them from the overall context of international relations not only in Northeast Asia, but also in the global arena.
When North Korea wants a crisis on the peninsula, it does not allow a peace process with the U.S. president to get in the way.
The recently released Korea Net Assessment addresses the gap between strategic realities and political assessments on the issues most important to Korean security: North Korea’s military threat, the health of the alliance, and South Korean relations with China and Japan.
As nations confront the pandemic, rumors of Kim Jung-un’s death and a flurry of North Korean missile tests injected even more uncertainty in the international landscape. How do views in Washington, Seoul, and Beijing differ or align on North Korea?
As South Korea ponders the future of inter-Korean ties and the prospects for unification, one abiding reality is that core security choices are going to become increasingly difficult and politically charged.
The most striking feature of the security environment on the Korean Peninsula is the gap between assessments made by political leaders and the growing array of asymmetrical threats emanating from North Korea.
David R. Stilwell and Hiroyuki Akita will join two panels of leading experts from academia, business, and the media to consider a broad range of political, economic, security, and social issues likely to impact Japan and the U.S.-Japan alliance in the year ahead.
This book examines how various countries and regions are coping with the Sino-U.S. competition and implications for U.S. policymakers.
The decision to remain in the General Security of Military Information Agreement, or GSOMIA, represents a step in the right direction when South Korea, Japan, and their ally the United States face significant obstacles from China and North Korea to maintaining stability in the region.