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Nuclear Proliferation

June 2018

Mind the Gap: The Singapore Summit and U.S. Alliances

Commentary

Daniel C. Sneider (Stanford University) writes that the spectacle of the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting U.S. President obscures essential realities within the region. He argues that the United States should follow up the unconventional diplomacy in Singapore with careful attention to managing our alliances with South Korea and Japan.

May 2018

The Unthinkable with North Korea: A Tilt at the Fulcrum of World Power?

Commentary

Richard J. Ellings (NBR) argues that North Korea and the United States share strategic interests in checking a rising China and outlines steps that the United States could take to exploit this opportunity prudently.

January 2018

Terence Roehrig’s Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War

Zack Cooper, Terence Roehrig, Daniel Sneider and Se Young Jang

Book Review Roundtable

Review essays on Terence Roehrig’s Japan, South Korea, and the United States Nuclear Umbrella: Deterrence After the Cold War by three experts are followed by a response from the author.

January 2018

The Benefits, Challenges, and Necessity of Triangular Diplomacy: A Case for Enhanced U.S.-ROK-Japan Cooperation

Commentary

This commentary argues for the need to re-examine the trilateral partnership and forge a functional security strategy to ensure that the golden period of trilateral cooperation with our treaty allies continues.

September 2017

Evaluating Sanctions Enforcement and Policy Options on North Korea

Testimony

John Park (NBR Senior Advisor) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs at a hearing entitled "Evaluating Sanctions Enforcement and Policy Options on North Korea." Read his prepared remarks and watch the webcast.

August 2017

Thinking about the Unthinkable: The Case of the Korean Peninsula

Sugio Takahashi

Reports

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

Introduction: North Korea and Asia's Evolving Nuclear Landscape

Robert Jervis

Review Essays

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

August 2017

Conclusion: The North Korean Crisis and the Second Nuclear Age

Aaron L. Friedberg

Reports

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

August 2017

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

J. James Kim

Reports

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

Reports

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.

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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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China's IP Transition: Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights in a Rising China
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Japan’s Energy Security: Outlook and Implications
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Undernutrition: Creating New Reponses
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Powering Asia’s Growth: Meeting Rising Electricity Needs
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Taking Renewable Energy to Scale in Asia
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