East Asia

East Asia

The East Asia program conducts research on vital regional security issues such as cross-Strait relations between the PRC and Taiwan, U.S. alliance relationships with Japan and South Korea and China’s foreign policy in developing states. The program offers insights and recommendations for policymakers in the U.S. and in the region.
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Research and Analysis

September 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On September 15, Japan’s Democratic Party (DP,Minshin-to) elected Renho Murata, who had been serving as acting leader, president of the party.

September 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

On August 27 and 28, the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) was held in Nairobi, Kenya—the first time the TICAD has been hosted in Africa since its inception in 1993.

September 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD government faced a tough situation with China at the time of their inauguration in March.

September 19, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Discussion about a fourth option for the Myitsone dam project has generated great interest in Myanmar and China since late June.

August 26, 2016 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

As Tsai Ing-wen strives to jumpstart her priority domestic programs, she is finding that governance is hard.

August 10, 2016 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Contrary to wide-spread speculation, tensions in the South China Sea did not peak after the 
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