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

April 27, 2017 | EXPERT: Pamela Kennedy

Tensions between Japan and South Korea are an ongoing concern, with controversies relating to historical issues periodically souring diplomatic relations.

February 17, 2017 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

At the beginning of the Trump administration, the situation on the Korean peninsula is highly uncertain and potentially volatile.

November 9, 2016 | EXPERT: Alan D. Romberg , EXPERT: Yun Sun

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2017 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the Trump administration faces during its first 100 days in office.

November 9, 2016 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

The suspense is over.  On November 8, defying most predictions, Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president of the United States. Regardless of their pre-election desires and preference, U.S.
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