Grand Strategy in Pivotal Places

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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 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.

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 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Japan-South Korea relations are spiraling out of control.

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 2, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

The Hanoi summit between President Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un had been expected to deliver concrete results on the nuclear negotiations and/or US-North Korea bilateral relations.

June 25, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

After many years of speculation about a visit to the DPRK by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the suspense finally came to an end last week with the Chinese leader’s two-day state visit to Pyongyang. The timing is curious.

June 3, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The abduction issue (rachi mondai) has been a major constraint on Japan’s policy toward North Korea for the last several decades. In the 1970s, a number of Japanese citizens disappeared and it has long been suspected that they were abducted by North Korean agents.

May 31, 2019 | EXPERT: Frank ODonnell

This review article considers three significant volumes recently published in the field of Southern Asian security studies. These consist of Not War, Not Peace?

May 22, 2019 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

Sameer Lalwani contributed a chapter to an April 2019 report from the German Marshall Fund US, Mind the Gap: National Views of The Free and Open Indo-Pacific. 

May 14, 2019 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

Last month, the world learned that North Korea attempted to sell submarine designs to Taiwan in 2016.
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