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NBR Reports (Aug 2017)

North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape: Challenges to Regional Stability

Aaron L. Friedberg, Robert Jervis, J. James Kim, Jina Kim, Matthew Kroenig, Sugio Takahashi, Michito Tsuruoka and Christopher P. Twomey

This NBR Special Report provides assessments of Asia’s emerging nuclear dynamics from U.S., Japanese, and South Korean scholars. Each essay analyzes the complex set of factors shaping the evolving nuclear landscape and draws implications for U.S. and regional policymakers

Table of Contents

Introduction: North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape
Robert Jervis

The Asian Nuclear System in Comparative and Theoretical Context
Christopher P. Twomey

Japan’s New Nuclear Deterrence Challenges: The Implications of Russia’s Nuclear Saber-Rattling and NATO’s Response
Michito Tsuruoka

Thinking about the Unthinkable: The Case of the Korean Peninsula
Sugio Takahashi

North Korea’s Nuclear Posture and Its Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance
Jina Kim

Domestic and Regional Constraints on South Korea’s Approach to North Korea
J. James Kim

Toward a Common Strategy for Deterring a Nuclear North Korea
Matthew Kroenig

Conclusion: The North Korean Crisis and the Second Nuclear Age
Aaron L. Friedberg

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(Nov 17)

North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape: Challenges to Regional Stability
Aaron L. Friedberg, Robert Jervis, J. James Kim, Jina Kim, Matthew Kroenig, Sugio Takahashi, Michito Tsuruoka and Christopher P. Twomey
(Aug 17)

Russia-China Relations: Assessing Common Ground and Strategic Fault Lines
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(Jul 17)

The Future of the U.S.-ROK Alliance: Change and Continuity in North Korea Policy
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(Apr 17)

Japan and the Sino-Russian Entente: The Future of Major-Power Relations in Northeast Asia
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(Apr 17)

Asia’s Energy Security amid Global Market Change
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(Dec 16)

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(Dec 16)

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(Dec 16)

Pakistan's Strategic Culture: Implications for How Pakistan Perceives and Counters Threats
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(Dec 16)

U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateralism: Building Bridges and Strengthening Cooperation
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(Jul 16)

Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future
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(Jun 16)

U.S.-China Relations in Strategic Domains
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(Apr 16)

Mapping Pakistan’s Internal Dynamics: Implications for State Stability and Regional Security
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(Feb 16)

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(Jan 16)

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(Dec 15)

Preparing for Future Disasters: Strategic Assistance and the U.S.-Japan Alliance
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(Jun 15)

U.S., Japanese, and Asian Energy Security in a New Energy Era
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