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.


Research and Analysis

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


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.

August 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Hannah Haegeland

随着中国在全球投资的扩大,其孕育和促进稳定的激励机制也逐步增强,其影响国家行为的第三方杠杆也越来越大。"一带一路"倡议(BRI)是中国全球地缘政治和经济扩张的核心机制,从中国贯穿西亚和印度洋一直延伸到非洲和欧洲。像BRI这样的广泛的经济联系倡议使中国面临新的风险,这引发了一个问题,即中国在促进和平与稳定方面的利益是否或如何改变。南亚次大陆是中巴经济走廊(CPEC)所在地, CPEC 是BRI投资项目的国家旗舰项目,该次大陆提供了一个案例研究——这些新投资和其伴随的风险对于中国这一潜在中介者在调解国与国争端中的角色意味着什么。

August 27, 2019 | EXPERT: Jason Li


August 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japan-South Korea relations are spiraling out of control.

August 2, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Frank V. Pabian, Jack Liu and Jenny Town

July 22, 2019 | EXPERT: Martyn Williams

Eavesdropping and network security were the top concerns of the North Korean government in the months before Koryolink, the country’s current mobile network service, was launched in December 2008, according to minutes of a May 28, 2008 meeting in Kuala Lumpur between engineers from the Korea Post

July 16, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

With the much-expected announcement on the latest US arms sales package to Taiwan, China retaliated with a vow to sanction US companies participating in the sales. This is not the first time that China threatened to do so.

July 5, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Frank V. Pabian, Jack Liu and Jenny Town
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