With the simultaneous emergence of a nuclear-armed North Korea and a China that is modernizing and diversifying its nuclear posture, extended deterrence and strategic stability are under new stress in Northeast Asia. How these new challenges are managed will affect the credibility of U.S. extended deterrence in other regions, including Europe.
Brad Roberts, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile
Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate, Stimson’s East Asia program
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This presentation drew on the results of a fellowship just concluded in Tokyo, where Roberts was a visiting fellow at the Japanese Ministry of Defense think tank, the National Institute for Defense Studies, for 6 weeks until July 4. It reviewed key developments in the region in terms of their impact on extended deterrence and strategic stability, described the strategies of the United States and its East Asian allies to strengthen regional deterrence and reviewed key issues likely to be in discussion among allies in coming years.