East Asia


The Stimson Center’s Korea activities deal with both U.S.-South Korea alliance issues and the challenges posed to the region by North Korea. The East Asia program’s work on Korea focuses on the U.S. alliance with South Korea as an essential element in the maintenance of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the broader region.


Research and Analysis

March 21, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

On Thursday, President Donald Trump shocked the world by agreeing to meet Kim Jong-Un in person in Pyongyang, in what would be the first ever face-to-face meeting between a U.S.

January 10, 2018 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

In the press conference on January 9, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said her government will not seek the renegotiation of the December 2015 agreement it reached with Japan regarding the comfort women iss

January 9, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

CGTN's The Heat interviewed Yun Sun on December 14, 2017 on relations between China and South Korea, as President Moon Jae-in visits President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

December 11, 2017 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Two weeks have passed since North Korea test-launched

November 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Since the North Korean nuclear issue first flared up in the early 1990s, many people have called for and expected a change in China’s North Korea policy.

November 13, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Under President Xi Jinping, Southeast Asia occupies a special place in China’s foreign policy. Politically, the consolidation of good relations with countries there is an essential component of China’s periphery diplomacy.
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