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What South Korea Needs Post-Russia-North Korea Mutual Defense Treaty

What South Korea Needs Post-Russia-North Korea Mutual Defense Treaty

By Jong Min Lee
In forging deeper strategic ties with Pyongyang, Russia has inadvertently tarnished one of the key touchstones of Moscow’s relations with Seoul.

China’s Rise in the Global South

China’s Rise in the Global South

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Dawn Murphy.
Mongolia’s Precarious Energy Security

Mongolia’s Precarious Energy Security

By Telmen Altanshagai
Mongolia's energy security needs to be viewed holistically, as a function of its economy, environment, and geopolitical situation.

A New Russia-North Korea Strategic Partnership: Geopolitical Implications for Asia

A New Russia-North Korea Strategic Partnership: Geopolitical Implications for Asia

By Ankit Panda
What does Vladimir Putin's embrace of Kim Jong Un portend for Northeast Asian geopolitics?

Xi Jinping’s Ideologization of the Chinese Academy 

Xi Jinping’s Ideologization of the Chinese Academy 

By Daniel Fu
Several policy measures and guiding documents issued by Beijing have indicated a decisive shift toward political indoctrination and insularity in Chinese universities.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Caught Between Allies: China’s North Korea Dilemma

Caught Between Allies: China’s North Korea Dilemma

By Anny Boc
Rapprochement between Moscow and Pyongyang has caused mixed feelings in Beijing, as China’s own relations with North Korea are far from close.

Time to Bring Kim Jong Un Before the International Criminal Court

Time to Bring Kim Jong Un Before the International Criminal Court

By Lee Min-yong
Given Pyongyang’s military assistance to Russia, Ukraine now has standing to pursue an ICC case against the North Korean leader.
China Sets the Stage for the Third Plenum by Unveiling Financial Reforms and Monetary Policy Direction 

China Sets the Stage for the Third Plenum by Unveiling Financial Reforms and Monetary Policy Direction 

By Lizzi C. Lee
At the Lujiazui Forum, China’s central bank chief hinted at an expanded monetary policy toolkit, while the CSRC chair emphasized support for “hard tech” and the fostering of patient capital.

Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

By Associated Press
As China’s Li Qiang wrapped up his visit, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim dismissed concerns that Beijing sought to “abuse its privilege and extort” Malaysia.

Why North Korea’s Military Partnership With Russia Is Here to Stay

Why North Korea’s Military Partnership With Russia Is Here to Stay

By Elena Guido and Eric Siyi Zhang
For North Korea’s military-industrial complex, collaboration with Russia creates a self-perpetuating cycle.

The Importance of Europe-South Korea Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific 

The Importance of Europe-South Korea Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific 

By Jihoon Yu
Even as North Korea and Russia intensify ties, South Korea and European countries are discovering new avenues to enhance their security collaboration.
South Korea and the US Should Use the Kim-Putin Bromance

South Korea and the US Should Use the Kim-Putin Bromance

By Mitch Shin
Despite Seoul and Washington’s growing fear of the strengthened ties between Russia and North Korea, there is no need to rule out diplomacy and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. 

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