The Impact of Sanctions on North Korea
Rüdiger Frank, Sung-Yoon Lee, Catherine Jones, Justin V. Hastings, Roberta Cohen and Robert Huish
UN sanctions now target approximately 90% of North Korea’s publicly reported exports. In this roundtable, Rüdiger Frank, Sung-Yoon Lee, Catherine Jones, Justin V. Hastings, Roberta Cohen, and Robert Huish present a range of different perspectives on the impact that sanctions are having on North Korea and whether they will be successful in convincing the Kim regime to commit to the path of denuclearization.
Contending Visions of the Regional Order in East Asia
Bhubhindar Singh, Yuen Foong Khong, Feng Zhang, Takashi Terada, Xinquan Tu, Yue Lyu, Hideshi Tokuchi, Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Andrew Carr, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Dewi Fortuna Anwar and Tran Viet Thai
This roundtable examines the tensions between U.S. and Chinese visions of regional order in East Asia from the perspective of nations in the region.
The Strategic Implications of Russia-China Relations: Regional Perspectives
Brian Franchell, Angela Stent, Yu Bin, Alexander Lukin, Tomohiko Uyama, Hiroshi Yamazoe and Robert Sutter
This roundtable offers perspectives on the implications that heightened Sino-Russian cooperation might have for the global system and regional relations, including from the key states involved (China, Russia, and the United States), as well as on what closer Sino-Russian cooperation means for neighboring countries in Central and Northeast Asia.
Regional Perspectives on America’s Evolving Asia Policy
Jessica Keough, Xie Tao, Noboru Yamaguchi, Kang Choi, Ming Lee, Dmitri Trenin, Rajesh Rajagopalan, Moeed Yusuf, Joseph Chinyong Liow and Michael Wesley
This Asia Policy roundtable offers perspectives on U.S.-Asia relations from leading scholars and policy practitioners in select Asia-Pacific states.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Views from along the Silk Road
Jessica Keough, Michael Clarke, Andrew Small, Harsh V. Pant, Ritika Passi, Sebastien Peyrouse, Meena Singh Roy, Nargis Kassenova and Hong Yu
In this Asia Policy roundtable, experts examine how Asian states that are affected by China’s Belt and Road Initiative view this strategy and its potential implications.
Assessing U.S.-Asia Relations in a Time of Transition
David Shambaugh, Sheila A. Smith, Sue Mi Terry, Richard C. Bush, Kimberly Marten, Ashley J. Tellis, Teresita C. Schaffer, Brian Harding and Michael Clarke
Bilateral relationships in Asia present major opportunities and challenges for the new U.S. administration. This roundtable contains nine essays analyzing key U.S. relationships in the region—with China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan, Russia, India, Pakistan, Southeast Asia, and Australia—and identifying the most salient current and over-the-horizon issues in each dyad.
The North Korean Nuclear Threat: Regional Perspectives on a Nuclear-Free Peninsula
Chung-in Moon, Ren Xiao, Yasuhiro Izumikawa, Van Jackson and Andrei Lankov
The United States and East Asian states have tried various methods to compel North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program, but no successful formula has emerged. This Asia Policy roundtable contains five essays that examine the relationships between North Korea and China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States and assess the prospects for denuclearization.
India and China at Sea: A Contest of Status and Legitimacy in the Indian Ocean
David Brewster, You Ji, Zhu Li, Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, Abhijit Singh, Raja Menon, Darshana M. Baruah, John W. Garver and Rory Medcalf
This Asia Policy roundtable brings together leading scholars and practitioners from India, China, the United States, and Australia to better understand Indian and Chinese perspectives about their respective roles and relationships in the Indo-Pacific maritime domain.
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The ADMM-Plus and the Future of Defense Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific
See Seng Tan, Siew Mun Tang, Brendan Taylor, Penghong Cai, Udai Bhanu Singh, Ken Jimbo, David Capie, Victor Sumsky, Lee Jaehyon and Kurt Leffler
This Asia Policy roundtable examines the strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) from the perspectives of ASEAN and the eight Plus countries—Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.