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Nuclear Proliferation

August 2017

Thinking about the Unthinkable: The Case of the Korean Peninsula

Sugio Takahashi

Essays

This essay examines how North Korea’s potential deployment of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles could fundamentally transform the geostrategic landscape in Northeast Asia and draws implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance.

August 2017

Conclusion: The North Korean Crisis and the Second Nuclear Age

Aaron L. Friedberg

Essays

This is the Conclusion to the report "North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape: Challenges to Regional Stability."

August 2017

Introduction: North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape

Robert Jervis

Essays

This is the introduction to the report "North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape: Challenges to Regional Stability."

August 2017

The Asian Nuclear System in Comparative and Theoretical Context

Christopher P. Twomey

Essays

This essay argues that the second nuclear age in Asia is likely to be highly dangerous and unstable based on lessons from history and implications from theory.

August 2017

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

Jina Kim

Essays

This essay examines the evolution of North Korea’s nuclear and missile program and highlights the political and military implications of this evolving threat for the alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

August 2017

Domestic and Regional Constraints on South Korea’s Approach to North Korea

J. James Kim

Essays

This essay explores the domestic and regional constraints on South Korea with respect to its North Korea policy and identifies the lack of internal and external consensus as a significant hurdle to long-term policy planning and implementation.

August 2017

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

Michito Tsuruoka

Essays

This essay examines the implications for the U.S.-Japan alliance of Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling in the wake of the Ukraine crisis and NATO’s response.

August 2017

Toward a Common Strategy for Deterring a Nuclear North Korea

Matthew Kroenig

Essays

This essay argues that the U.S. will need to work more closely with Japan and South Korea to develop a common and coherent deterrence strategy if Washington hopes to reliably deter North Korea and assure its East Asian allies.

July 2017

John Park Testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade (July 19, 2017)

Testimony

On July 19, 2017, John S. Park testified before the U. S. House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, at a hearing entitled " Restricting North Korea's Access to Finance." Dr. Park is a Senior Advisor for Political and Security Affairs at NBR.

June 2017

What to Expect from the First Moon-Trump Summit

Commentary

In advance of the first summit between President Trump and South Korea’s newly elected progressive president Moon Jae-in, Scott Snyder (Council on Foreign Relations) discusses Moon's most consequential foreign policy challenge: the management of the security alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

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China's Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

In this new monograph, Nadège Rolland (NBR) examines the drivers and goals of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and argues that the initiative reflects Beijing’s desire to shape Eurasia according to its own worldview and unique characteristics.

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