East Asia

Asia and the Pacific

Stimson experts examine political, military, and economic issues in China, Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan to illuminate potential solutions to the complex security challenges in the region.

Current Research

October 31, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a new and evolving principle in international politics and international law, derived from the concept of humanitarian intervention in the 1990s. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

Myanmar is still a country full of political crisis and ethnic conflict. The latter is the main factor hindering its political development. In the period of feudal dynasties, the Bamar and ethnic minorities fought against each other and established states dominated by the Bamar several times. READ MORE

October 25, 2019 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Introduction READ MORE

October 24, 2019 | EXPERT: Richard Cronin

Editor’s note: This analysis is part of 2020 Presidential Inbox — an ongoing Stimson Center series examining the major global challenges and opportunities the next administration faces.   READ MORE

October 21, 2019 | EXPERT: Martyn Williams

North Korea is moving ahead with a comprehensive reform of its education system that puts science and technology at its center. Plans were approved at a cabinet meeting over the weekend and follow a call by Kim Jong Un in September to improve the level of the nation’s education. READ MORE

October 21, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

China’s One Belt One Road strategy (OB READ MORE

October 17, 2019 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

The world is not going to step aside and wait while the Congress ponders the fate of the president of the United States. Events of greater magnitude in the long term will grind ahead thousands of miles away from the impeachment proceedings in Washington. READ MORE

October 17, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

When viewing the domestic conflicts of a sovereign nation, China sees development and stability as two mutually reinforcing concepts. READ MORE

October 11, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz Background READ MORE

October 8, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Since 2016, when Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy came to power in Myanmar, China's relations with the Southeast Asian state have been surprisingly smooth considering Beijing's close ties with its former military regimes. READ MORE

October 4, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Since Myanmar's current peace process began eight years ago, ethnic reconciliation has become a benchmark in evaluating progress of the Myanmar nation and state, alongside civil-military relations and economic development. READ MORE

September 26, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu, Peter Makowsky and Jenny Town READ MORE

September 26, 2019 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

Much has been said and written about the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor since it was formally proposed by China in November 2017 as part of its global Belt and Road Initiative. READ MORE

September 19, 2019 | EXPERT: Yuki Tatsumi

Stimson’s Japan Program, launched in 1999, seeks to provide a dynamic platform for engaging in useful discussion and analysis on the security issues relevant to Japan and its alliance with the United States. READ MORE

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