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

July 6, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow only a day before North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile. CCTV's "The Heat" interviewed Yun Sun about China's approach to North Korea after the escalation of tensions, the strengthening alignmen

July 5, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Following North Korea's announcement that it has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, experts weigh in on various approaches to dealing with North Korea.

June 12, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

U.S. policymakers seeking an end to North Korea’s nuclear program often point to Beijing’s leverage over Pyongyang as the key to securing a binding disarmament agreement and peace on the Korean peninsula.

May 31, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Although information on the exact technical specifications of the North Korea nuclear programs remains scarce, insufficient and in-definitive, the prevailing perception is that many, if not most of these programs are located close to the Chinese border.

May 9, 2017 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg

By Alan D. Romberg

May 1, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

On February 18, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced the suspension of coal imports for the remainder of this year.
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