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.


Research and Analysis

February 17, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

At the beginning of the Trump administration, the situation on the Korean peninsula is highly uncertain and potentially volatile.

February 10, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On February 10, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Washington, DC. He will be the second foreign leader to visit the White House since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

February 3, 2017 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

As Tsai Ing-wen continued to struggle with implementation of her ambitious reform programs—losing public support in the process—Beijing maintained pressure to accept the “1992 Consensus” or some other expression of “one China.” Everything became substantially more complicated with Tsai’s congratu

February 3, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

New U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited East Asia for his first foreign trip as the head of the Pentagon. Over the last several days, he visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, meeting with his counterparts in both countries.

February 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China rings in the Year of the Rooster with a big Spring Festival Celebration.
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