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Evolution of the US-ROK Alliance: North Korea Threat Profile
August 01, 2015
Evolution of the US-ROK Alliance: North Korea Threat Profile
The DPRK threat ensures that the original purpose of the alliance remains relevant.
Evolution of the US-ROK Alliance: North Korea Threat Profile
Three Geopolitical Constraints on South Korea’s Foreign Policy
August 01, 2015
Three Geopolitical Constraints on South Korea’s Foreign Policy
What constraints must Seoul overcome to be an effective middle power?
Three Geopolitical Constraints on South Korea’s Foreign Policy
Is South Korea's Intelligence Agency Spying on Its Own Citizens?
August 01, 2015
Is South Korea's Intelligence Agency Spying on Its Own Citizens?
Leaked documents suggest Korea's NIS was trying to spy on its own citizens via the Kakao Talk app.
Is South Korea's Intelligence Agency Spying on Its Own Citizens?
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
August 01, 2015
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
Meet the WWII era political scientist who predicted the tilt in the balance of power towards Asia.
Robert Strausz-Hupe and the Balance of Tomorrow
How Is North Korea's Economy Doing?
July 31, 2015
How Is North Korea's Economy Doing?
A recent report suggests North Korea's economy is making progress. Can we know for sure?
How Is North Korea's Economy Doing?
The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report
July 31, 2015
The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report
A focus on annual rankings misses the point.
The Trouble with the US Human Trafficking Report
After Iran, North Korea Next?
July 28, 2015
After Iran, North Korea Next?
Could China lead the way in resuming talks with North Korea?
After Iran, North Korea Next?
A More 'Flexible' US Approach to North Korea?
July 28, 2015
A More 'Flexible' US Approach to North Korea?
The United States may be willing to negotiate with North Korea with fewer preconditions.
A More 'Flexible' US Approach to North Korea?
The Troubled Japan-South Korea Relationship
July 27, 2015
The Troubled Japan-South Korea Relationship
The Diplomat talks with Brad Glosserman and Scott A. Snyder about Japan-Korea relations.
The Troubled Japan-South Korea Relationship
Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge
July 27, 2015
Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge
It's not anti-corruption or the economy, but a deeper contradiction.
Xi Jinping's Greatest Challenge
Want to Save Ukraine? Forget Europe, Look to China
July 26, 2015
Want to Save Ukraine? Forget Europe, Look to China
What if the American pivot to Asia had taken place in the 1940s?
Want to Save Ukraine? Forget Europe, Look to China
This Could Be China's Biggest Defense Deal Yet
July 25, 2015
This Could Be China's Biggest Defense Deal Yet
Plus, trouble in the Kuril Islands again, a new intelligence war, and more. Weekend links.
This Could Be China's Biggest Defense Deal Yet
Donald Trump’s Problem With the US-Korea Alliance
July 23, 2015
Donald Trump’s Problem With the US-Korea Alliance
The Republican presidential candidate accuses South Korea of free-riding on the U.S. military.
Donald Trump’s Problem With the US-Korea Alliance
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
July 23, 2015
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
The Diplomat launches a new series on the region's refugee crisis. Here's why it matters.
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
July 22, 2015
Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
The Asia-Pacific may be racing ahead economically, but it still lags the West in soft power, according to new research.
Asia’s Soft Power Deficit
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
July 21, 2015
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
Tokyo’s 2015 defense white paper highlights concerns over Beijing’s maritime ambitions in Asia.
Surprise: Japan Sees China as Its Main National Security Threat
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