June 21, 2022
Learning to Live With a Nuclear North Korea
By Jong Eun Lee
A mutually assured deterrence could be an alternative diplomatic strategy toward Pyongyang.
March 16, 2022
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?
January 20, 2022
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?
October 16, 2021
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.
September 22, 2021
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.
September 22, 2021
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.
September 13, 2021
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.
August 18, 2021
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.
February 05, 2021
The US Doesn’t Need to Worry About Japan (or Any Other Ally) Going Nuclear
By Gregory Kulacki
No U.S. ally is going to become the next North Korea. That’s a thin excuse for a new U.S. nuclear buildup.
November 13, 2020
Leaders of America’s Asian Allies Call President-Elect Biden
By Associated Press
The leaders of South Korea, Japan, and Australia all called the former vice president to discuss future cooperation on issues like the pandemic and climate change.
April 22, 2020
Is the US-Philippines Alliance Obsolete?
By Aaron Jed Rabena and Elliot Silverberg
With the unwinding of the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the utility of Washington’s oldest alliance in the Indo-Pacific hangs in the balance.
December 12, 2019
How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?
By Kyle Ferrier
If the Trump administration is going to insist on putting a dollar value on the costs of the alliance, it should also consider the gains in monetary terms.