The Japan-South Korea-US Summit: A Game Changer for the Indo-Pacific
By Mina Pollmann
Different threat perceptions as well as Japan’s colonization of Korea and atrocities committed during World War II have made even basic trilateral cooperation difficult – until now.
Why Does Russia Care About AUKUS?
By Oleg Yanovsky
For Moscow, AUKUS is a threat to the delicate balance in the Asia-Pacific – a region that is crucial to Russia’s economic plans and foreign policy strategy.
NATO and the China Challenge
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Liselotte Odgaard.
Managing Cross-Regional Expectations After the NATO Summit
By Peter K. Lee, Alice Nason, and Tom Corben
Inter-regional solidarity in the face of aggression is welcome. But there are hard limits to hard commitments outside of a country’s home region.
Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea
By Jong Eun Lee
A mutually assured deterrence could be an alternative diplomatic strategy toward Pyongyang.
Fancy Footwork: Biden’s Two-Step Approach to Indo-Pacific Allies
By Tom Corben and Peter K. Lee
The Biden administration took some bold steps to empower its Indo-Pacific allies and partners in 2021. But can it deliver on its promises?
Biden’s Asia Policy, 1 Year In
By Danny Russel and Wendy Cutler
One year into the Biden administration, what should we make of its policy toward Asia and the Indo-Pacific?
The Gaps in the New Regional Security Architecture for the Indo-Pacific
By Hanns W. Maull
The current effort – including AUKUS and the Quad – is missing three critical ingredients compared to early efforts in Cold War Europe.
Despite Afghanistan Withdrawal, Americans Continue to Support US Presence in South Korea
By Juni Kim
A recent KEI-YouGov survey indicates most Americans support the South Korea-U.S. alliance and see crucial U.S. interests at stake in East Asia.
Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?
By A. B. Abrams
Australia’s strategic location makes its deployment of SSNs a much greater asset to broader Western interests than if other U.S. allies did the same.
Beyond Alliance Repair: Biden Must Do More in the Indo-Pacific
By Ashley Townshend and Tom Corben
Washington must sharpen its focus on strengthening the regional order-defending agendas of its Indo-Pacific alliances.
Afghanistan Fiasco Does Not Destroy US Credibility in Asia-Pacific
By Denny Roy
While the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan will have many negative consequences, it will not by itself cause the end of U.S. strategic pre-eminence in the Asia-Pacific region.