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

June 26, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On June 20, the Research Committee on Security (Anzen Hosho Chosa-kai) within Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rele

June 12, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

U.S. policymakers seeking an end to North Korea’s nuclear program often point to Beijing’s leverage over Pyongyang as the key to securing a binding disarmament agreement and peace on the Korean peninsula.

June 8, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China has financed and built a multi-billion dollar railway between Nairobi and Mombasa. CCTV's "The Heat" interviewed Yun Sun on the railway project and China's investment in Africa.

May 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Although information on the exact technical specifications of the North Korea nuclear programs remains scarce, insufficient and in-definitive, the prevailing perception is that many, if not most of these programs are located close to the Chinese border.

May 30, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Four months into his administration, the single-minded China strategy outlined by United States President Donald Trump in the campaign rhetoric of a heated presidential election cycle has given way to the vagaries of complex diplomatic reality.

May 24, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Earlier this month, the Pentagon endorsed a plan to invest 7.5 billion USD to strengthen U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific region over the next five years.
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