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Better Sanctions, Better Expectations, and a Better North Korea Policy
August 02, 2017
Better Sanctions, Better Expectations, and a Better North Korea Policy
Are secondary sanctions the key to a better U.S. North Korea policy?
Better Sanctions, Better Expectations, and a Better North Korea Policy
More US Sanctions on the Menu for Chinese Financial Institutions Helping North Korea?
July 11, 2017
More US Sanctions on the Menu for Chinese Financial Institutions Helping North Korea?
Was the Bank of Dandong the first of many targets for the Trump administration?
More US Sanctions on the Menu for Chinese Financial Institutions Helping North Korea?
Dealing With Chinese Sanctions: South Korea and Taiwan
May 12, 2017
Dealing With Chinese Sanctions: South Korea and Taiwan
Seoul can take some lessons from Taipei’s experience of living with Beijing’s displeasure.
Dealing With Chinese Sanctions: South Korea and Taiwan
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
December 08, 2016
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio introduced a bill that would force U.S. sanctions against China over its maritime behavior.
US Sanctions Against China Over the East and South China Seas: A Serious Proposal?
Cybersecurity in US Asia Policy
October 08, 2016
Cybersecurity in US Asia Policy
Insights from Herbert S. Lin.
Cybersecurity in US Asia Policy
Uganda Cuts Military Ties With North Korea Amid South Korean Outreach
May 31, 2016
Uganda Cuts Military Ties With North Korea Amid South Korean Outreach
After South Korean President Park Geun-hye's recent visit, Uganda leaves its old ally behind.
Uganda Cuts Military Ties With North Korea Amid South Korean Outreach
Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
May 28, 2016
Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
How successful was Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent visit to Russia?
Prospects for Russia-Japan Rapprochement
Yes, North Korea's Very Upset About New UN Security Council Sanctions
March 04, 2016
Yes, North Korea's Very Upset About New UN Security Council Sanctions
If there was any doubt, North Korea does not like the sanctions against it pursuant to UNSC resolution 2270.
Yes, North Korea's Very Upset About New UN Security Council Sanctions
After Legislative Inaction, US-China Civil Nuclear Cooperation Is Set for Renewal
August 05, 2015
After Legislative Inaction, US-China Civil Nuclear Cooperation Is Set for Renewal
The 1985 U.S.-China civil nuclear cooperation agreement will likely be renewed after passing the review of U.S. lawmakers.
After Legislative Inaction, US-China Civil Nuclear Cooperation Is Set for Renewal
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
May 19, 2015
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
The United States and China may come together to increase pressure on Pyongyang to back off its nuclear program.
US, China to Jointly Pressure North Korea Over Nuclear Program
Making Smart Sanctions Smarter
May 18, 2015
Making Smart Sanctions Smarter
Sanctions can be a powerful tool, provided there is thought applied to their implementation and scope.
Making Smart Sanctions Smarter
The Trouble With Sanctions
March 15, 2015
The Trouble With Sanctions
Sanctions may well be the least worst option in dealing with hostile regimes. But they can have unintended consequences.
The Trouble With Sanctions
Sanctions and Cancelled Meetings Put an Abe-Putin Summit in Doubt
August 06, 2014
Sanctions and Cancelled Meetings Put an Abe-Putin Summit in Doubt
Japan is trying to keep rapprochement a possibility in light of the worsening situation in Ukraine.
Sanctions and Cancelled Meetings Put an Abe-Putin Summit in Doubt
Why Asia Won’t Sanction Russia for MH17
July 31, 2014
Why Asia Won’t Sanction Russia for MH17
The U.S. is trying to pressure Asia into imposing sanctions on Russia. This effort is almost certainly futile.
Why Asia Won’t Sanction Russia for MH17
New Iran Sanctions Would Undermine Coercion
January 13, 2014
New Iran Sanctions Would Undermine Coercion
New US sanctions would show Iranian leaders that diplomacy cannot end the nuclear standoff.
New Iran Sanctions Would Undermine Coercion
The Iran Nuclear Deal: As Seen From Asia
November 26, 2013
The Iran Nuclear Deal: As Seen From Asia
For agreeing to a six month nuclear freeze, Iran is getting 36 days of sanctions relief.
The Iran Nuclear Deal: As Seen From Asia
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