Northeast Asia has enjoyed an exceptionally long period of peace since the end of the brief Sino-Japanese conflict in 1979. But all is not well. There has been a profound reemergence of geopolitics in recent years that potentially threatens peace and security in the region in ways unseen since the worst days of the Cold War.
China's rise dominates concerns about the state of the region's security structure.
Why conflict between Beijing and Washington could be sparked more easily today than it could between Moscow and Washington during Cold War days.
A wave of geopolitical conflict has upset the argument that we had entered a post-historical world order.
China’s stronger posture does not herald a new Cold War or represent Beijing’s desire to overturn the liberal world order led by the Unites States.
Shinzo Abe’s second time round as Japan’s prime minister has been marked by global fascination with Abenomics, his attempt to revive the Japanese economy.
Complex dynamics underlie Seoul's geopolitical challenges in engaging with its neighbors
How much longer can Pyongyang persist with its military-centered strategy of self-reliance?
Russia's drive to overhaul its economy means it is taking its opportunities in East Asia more seriously than ever.
There is more to international relations than the struggles of nation states. Look to non-state actors, regional bodies, even cities to understand geopolitics of the future.
As the hunt for high-level targets looks to be winding down, it remains unclear whether real reform of the system is still on the cards.
The Communist Party has overcome many political upheavals in its history and is bound to overcome its current shortcomings, including corruption.
The former pariah was lauded globally for its reform efforts, but the military's grip on power remains far tighter than many imagine.
If the region is to enjoy the benefits of its rapidly growing cities it will have to tackle the problems that urbanization brings by taking advantage of both traditional knowledge and modern technology.
Dozens of influential former political, diplomatic, scientific and military leaders have launched a new initiative to press for nuclear weapons to be eliminated worldwide. Here we reproduce the declaration's text.
The extensive US alliance system in East Asia looks ever more targeted at Beijing. Could that risk miscalculations and even conflict?
China’s rise and Japan’s efforts to become a more ‘normal’ nation are a chance for greater multilateral co-operation.
There are complex dynamics and lessons for the US in the quietly growing strategic partnership between China and South Korea.
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