38 North – Book Review: “South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers”
A review of Comparative Connections author Scott Snyder’s book on the evolution of South Korean relations with the United States and its neighbors.
The National Interest – Gordon Chang: China’s Rise (and America’s Fall) Just Won’t Happen. Here’s Why.
Gordon Chang argues against “American declinism.”
The Christian Science Monitor: An end to the dollar’s global hegemony? The Kremlin sees an opportunity.
How US efforts to “weaponize” the dollar through secondary sanctions could backfire.
Channel NewsAsia – Analysis: Japan’s Abe pursues China thaw as U.S-Beijing ties in deep freeze
The debate in Japan over choosing between the security relationship with the US or the economic relationship with China.
Asia Times: In Asia, ghosts of crises past return amid Trumpian trade war
Is developing Asia bracing for collateral damage from a looming US-China trade war?
The Washington Post: This is how Trump can win the cold war with China
Fareed Zakaria on thinking strategically about US-China competition.
The Diplomat: Taiwan’s Indo-Pacific Role in the Spotlight
Taiwan is positioning itself to be a part of the emerging Indo-Pacific conceptualization.
Asia Times: Trump bangs table as Seoul differs over North Korea sanctions
Is there a growing gap between South Korea and the US over sanctions and the pace of economic engagement with North Korea?
The Atlantic: How to Tell When North Korea Starts to Denuclearize
Signals Kim Jong Un could use to demonstrate a willingness to commit to denuclearization.
The Interpreter – Mind the gap: views of security in the Pacific
Recognizing the different security perceptions is an important step in helping the Pacific Island states address their emerging security threats.