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  • Robert E. McCoy
    Nuclear Affairs: Present Tense and Past Imperfect
    Aug 30 —

    So we have an agreement with Iran regarding the suspension of its suspected nuclear weapons program. Well, before the celebrations begin, and as we reflect on the recent anniversaries of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it is fitting to review the status of the nuclear arms races in the world, for there has been a lot going on.

    The Legacy of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation ... Read More

  • Hyun Joon Chon
    The Significance of the 8.25 Inter-Korean Agreement and the Calling of the highest leaders of the two Koreas
    Aug 28 —

    On August 25th of this year, a historic negotiation took place at Panmunjom, the highest-tension area in the Korean Peninsula. This event carries significant meaning in inter-Korean relations. The flow of war has now transformed into a flow of peace. A new paradigm for inter-Korean talks has been created; if there is a will within the two Koreas, problems can be solved through all-night meetings. ... Read More

  • Yoichi Funabashi Andrea Ryoko Ninomiya
    Japan Needs to Think Big on Asian Strategy
    Aug 25 —

    Japanese policymakers received a shock when they heard in late March that 57 countries, including some of the United States’ closest allies, had applied to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). While China has steadily been on the rise, since the 2008 global financial crisis, the United States has found itself less able to engage with Asia as it once did. The resulting ... Read More

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