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2018/02/18 | Sam Swash

REVIEW: 'The Authoritarian Public Sphere' Ponders the Resilience of Dictatorships

In this book, Alexander Dukalskis offers insight into the efforts of three of Asia’s longest standing authoritarian regimes to legitimize and maintain their rule.

2018/01/30 | Brendan Thomas-Noone

Asia's Nuclear Powers Switch Focus to New Missile Technologies

As the arm races keep escalating in Asia, maintaining strategic stability in 2018 will only become more difficult.

2018/01/26 | TIME

US Slams North Korean Oil, Shipping with Fresh Sanctions

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called on China and Russia to expel illicit actors.

2018/01/12 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Kim and Moon Dance on Thin Ice

Talks between North and South Korea are a fragile first step towards de-escalating conflict on the peninsula.

2018/01/12 | Adam P MacDonald

Can Myanmar Wean Itself Off North Korea?

North Korea remains a stable source of materiel and military expertise for Myanmar.

2017/12/20 |

Talk of a Northeast Asia Nuclear Arms Race Is Overdone and Unhelpful

Pyongyang is clearly in a hurry to develop its inter-continental ballistic missile capability, but responses in the region are measured and suggest an underlying culture of restraint.

2017/12/19 | Sarah A Son

Don't Let Missiles Distract from Human Rights in North Korea

Awareness of the outside world is growing inside North Korea. Now is the time to double down on engagement with the regime over its record on human rights.

2017/11/26 | Martin Weiser

South Korea Knows Shockingly Little about the North

Given the urgent demand for North Korean expertise, why are potential treasure-troves of information being ignored?

2017/11/12 | Andrew David Jackson

An Angry North Korean Populace Won't Cause a Revolution

North Korea already sees some of the world's heaviest sanctions, but they might not be felt equally inside the country.

2017/11/07 | Van Jackson

US War Talk on North Korea 'Pours Water on Wet Sponge'

The Trump administration’s maximum-pressure policy generates risks of miscalculation and an obvious impression that the U.S. is positioning itself for war without any prospect of upside for the effort.

2017/10/08 | Hitoshi Tanaka

Avoiding War with North Korea

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula continue to rise. Kim Jong-un has ramped North Korea’s missile and nuclear testing programs and US President Donald Trump has exacerbated the tensions with his tough talk.

2017/09/29 | Alexander Görlach

German Election Losses Leave Merkel's North Korea Stance in Limbo

German Chancellor Angela Merkel previously advocated Germany take a lead role in brokering a diplomatic solution to the crisis in North Korea. But election losses for her Christian Democratic Union party have left her weakened at home, and the country's future stance on the issue in doubt.

2017/09/18 | Dongxiao Chen

The Dangers of Flip-flopping on North Korea

The security situation on the Korean peninsula seems to be moving further away from Beijing’s preferred objectives.

2017/09/11 | Jong–Wha Lee & Warwick McKibbin

Get Ready for Unification: South Korea's Looming 'Berlin Wall' Moment

'The consequences of Korean unification, while important in economic terms, can also have far-reaching consequences for the political and strategic relationships among Asian nations as well as the international order.'

2017/09/07 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Will Taiwan Lose US Trade over North Korea?

Taiwan may risk losing its third largest export partner, the US, and $33.6 billion worth of foreign trade over North Korea.

2017/08/31 | T J Pempel

Trump's Wrecking Ball Hits US–Asia Relations

'By the six-month mark, the Trump administration is well on its way to upending 70 years of regional partnerships, institutional allegiances and soft power appeal through cavalier neglect and wilful destruction.'