East Asia

Grand Strategy in Pivotal Places

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 17, 2019 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

As China expands its investments around the world, its incentives to foster and promote stability grow, as does its third-party leverage to influence state behavior.

September 12, 2019 | EXPERT: Jason Li , EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy , EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Nontraditional security challenges—issues that transcend borders and occur outside the threat of military conflict—demand collaboration between a range of state and nonstate actors, from international organizations to NGOs.[1] The concep

September 10, 2019 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Throughout the diplomatic process between South and North Korea and the Trump administration’s nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang, there has been an expectation that should sanctions be relaxed or removed, North Korea would begin to attract investments from all over the globe.

September 5, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

After becoming the leader of China in late 2012 Xi Jinping rapidly launched his signature foreign-policy campaign—the Belt and Road Initiative—to project China’s economic and geopolitical influence.

September 4, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

WITH FIGHTING in Rakhine State since January and escalating bloodshed in northern Shan State, Myanmar is enduring a level of conflict unprecedented in recent years.

September 4, 2019 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

With apologies to T.S. Eliot, August was the cruelest month. US-DPRK working-level talks did not begin, as most observers expected, after US-ROK joint military exercises ended on August 20. For a variety of reasons, the diplomatic window seems to be narrowing.

August 29, 2019 | EXPERT: Joel S. Wit

Just when you thought the media hyperinflation of the North Korean threat couldn’t get any worse, along came yesterday’s attention-grabbing story on Pyongyang’s submarine that could attack the United States.

August 29, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

In an attempt to address the country’s electrical energy needs, the DPRK is placing greater emphasis on the construction and utilization of both hydroelectric and coal-powered, thermal-electric power plants.

August 28, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

The strategic competition between India and China in South Asia, especially in the Indian Ocean due to the Chinese “string of pearls” strategy, has been a key element underlining the narrative of bilateral relations in recent years.

August 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Jason Li

In 1955, Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai advocated for and supported the adoption of a ten-point “declaration on promotion of world peace and cooperation” at the Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung, Indonesia.

August 27, 2019

该演示从冲突调解方的角度展现了数十年的停火监控和管理的专业经验。它不仅突出了从战场到政治对话中的艰难过渡,也为深陷战火中的国家指明了方向。该陈述以“一带一路沿线国家民族冲突与中国建设性作用”之名在于2019年5月7日举办的史汀生中心北京对话中做了首次展示。

August 27, 2019

This presentation offers decades of expertise on ceasefire monitoring and management from an expert within the conflict mediation field.

August 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Jason Li

August 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Jason Li

Kenneth A. Schultz is professor of political science and CISAC affiliated faculty member at Stanford University.

August 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland , EXPERT: Jason Li , EXPERT: Yun Sun

Stimson’s China program is conducting an ongoing research and dialogue project that examines China’s emerging role in conflict mediation globally.
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