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Northeast Asia’s New Leaders and the Challenges Ahead

Travis Tanner, Yoichiro Sato, Ren Xiao and Sung-Yoon Lee

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This Asia Policy roundtable brings together presenters from NBR’s November 2012 conference “Northeast Asia in Transition: New Leadership, New Dynamics,” organized by the Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies. Experts on China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula comment on the domestic and foreign policy challenges confronting the new leaders in these countries and examine the implications for East Asia.

Introduction
Travis Tanner

Leadership Changes and Japan in 2012–13
Yoichiro Sato

China’s Leadership Change and Its Implications for Foreign Relations
Ren Xiao

North Korean Exceptionalism and South Korean Conventionalism: Prospects for a Reverse Formulation?
Sung-Yoon Lee