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South Korea/ROK

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.

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.

January 2017

The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Regional Perspectives on a Nuclear-Free Peninsula

Van Jackson, Chung-in Moon, Yasuhiro Izumikawa, Ren Xiao and Andrei Lankov

Roundtables

The United States and East Asian states have tried various methods to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but no successful formula has emerged. This Asia Policy roundtable contains five essays that examine the relationships between North Korea and China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States and assess the prospects for denuclearization.

November 2016

Understanding Strategic Cultures in the Asia-Pacific

Ashley J. Tellis

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter explains the theoretical evolution of the concept of strategic culture and how it can be utilized to understand national decision-making in the United States and selected Asian nations.

November 2016

The Pursuit of Autonomy and South Korea's Atypical Strategic Culture

David C. Kang and Jiun Bang

Edited Volumes and Chapters

This chapter argues that South Korea exhibits a relatively undisputed and enduring strategic culture based on autonomy that only partially corresponds to its relative power, economic wealth, and political system.

October 2016

Strategic Culture, National Strategy, and Policymaking in the Asia-Pacific

Policy Q&A

Ahead of the release of Strategic Asia 2016–17 in November, NBR spoke with Ashley J. Tellis, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and research director of the Strategic Asia Program. Dr. Tellis explains the importance of strategic culture for understanding international relations, discusses the volume’s main findings, and assesses some of the implications for U.S. policy in Asia.

July 2016

The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific

Ken Jimbo, Udai Bhanu Singh, Siew Mun Tang, David Capie, Brendan Taylor, Lee Jaehyon, Victor Sumsky, See Seng Tan, Kurt Leffler and Penghong Cai

Roundtables

This Asia Policy roundtable examines the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) from the perspectives of ASEAN and the eight Plus countries—Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.

June 2016

Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future

Policy Q&A

Matthew Kroenig (Georgetown University) comments on the key issues examined in the NBR Special Report "Approaching Critical Mass: Asia's Multipolar Nuclear Future" and explains the practical implications of a multipolar nuclear order.

March 2016

Advancing U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A U.S. Perspective

Expert Brief

Daniel Sneider (Stanford University) analyzes the foundations and future of the trilateral relationship from a U.S. perspective, highlighting the critical role the United States has played in mediating tensions between South Korea and Japan.

March 2016

The Future of U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Cooperation: A Japanese Perspective

Policy Brief

Yoshihide Soeya, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Faculty of Law of Keio University, reflects on U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral relationship from a Japanese perspective.

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