Asia Policy 23 (January 2017)

Asia Policy 23
January 2017

January 31, 2017 ISSN 1559-0968

Asia Policy 23 includes roundtables on the United States’ key bilateral relationships in Asia and on regional perspectives regarding how best to manage the threat from North Korea; an essay examining the need for greater coordination between the Japan Coast Guard and Maritime Self-Defense Force in gray-zone situations; an article identifying weaknesses in sanctions on marine traffic into North Korea; and a book review roundtable discussing Minxin Pei’s China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay.


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

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


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

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


Japan’s Coast Guard and Maritime Self-Defense Force in the East China Sea: Can a Black-and-White System Adapt to a Gray-Zone Reality?

Céline Pajon


The Failure of Maritime Sanctions Enforcement against North Korea

Robert Huish

Book Review Roundtable

China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay

Minxin Pei, Yan Sun, Nicholas Calcina Howson, and David Bachman

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