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June 2017

Allied Energy Security: The Role of U.S. Oil and LNG Exports in U.S. Relations with Japan and South Korea

Paper

This paper provides an overview of Japan’s and South Korea’s energy vulnerabilities, assesses the role of U.S oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in strengthening both countries’ energy security, and offers proposals for a trilateral energy security partnership.

May 2017

South Korea Votes for Change: What It Means for the United States

Commentary

Daniel C. Sneider, Associate Director for Research at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, analyzes the impact that the return to power of South Korea’s progressives will have on alliance relations with the United States.

April 2017

Change and Continuity in the U.S.-ROK Alliance and North Korea Policy

Yong-sup Han

Essays

This essay examines key issues in the U.S.-ROK alliance and assesses U.S. and ROK policy options for addressing the threat posed by North Korea.

April 2017

Charting the Path of Korean Unification amid the Changing Security Landscape in Northeast Asia

Kuyoun Chung

Essays

This essay examines South Korea’s unification policy and argues that it is inherently incompatible with North Korea’s strategic goals, which emphasize regime survival and unification on the regime’s own terms.

April 2017

The Trump Administration: Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance and Policy toward North Korea

Patrick M. Cronin

Essays

This essay assesses the challenges for the U.S.-ROK alliance on the Korean Peninsula and recommends several options for the Trump administration to preserve and strengthen the alliance to deter North Korean aggression and proliferation.

April 2017

Tightening the Economic Noose on the North Korean Regime

Bruce Klingner

Essays

This essay examines recent efforts to strengthen sanctions against North Korea and argues that these measures must be augmented and more consistently implemented in order to change Pyongyang’s behavior.

April 2017

Recasting the North Korean Problem: The Nexus between Security and Human Rights

Hun Joo Park

Essays

This essay presents current approaches to the problem of a survival-driven North Korean regime and emphasizes the importance of recasting the problem through the existential perspective of ordinary people in North Korea.

April 2017

Avoiding Calamity: Preparing for a North Korean Collapse

Andrew Injoo Park and Kongdan Oh

Essays

This essay examines possible collapse scenarios for North Korea, considers the expected responses of regional stakeholders, and offers policy suggestions for the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

April 2017

U.S. Policy toward North Korea: Security and Human Rights Go Hand in Hand

Roberta Cohen

Essays

This essay examines the relationship between the human rights situation in North Korea and international security and considers concrete policy options for the Trump administration to pursue both goals in a comprehensive way.

January 2017

Assessing U.S.-Asia Relations in a Time of Transition

Michael Clarke, David Shambaugh, Brian Harding, Sue Mi Terry, Richard C. Bush, Ashley J. Tellis, Teresita C. Schaffer, Kimberly Marten and Sheila A. Smith

Roundtables

Bilateral relationships in Asia present major opportunities and challenges for the new U.S. administration. This roundtable contains nine essays analyzing key U.S. relationships in the region—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identifying the most salient current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad.

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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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