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For a variety of reasons, North Korea at times behaves in a provocative fashion. This chapter starts with a discussion of the concept of provocation and its nature. A careful exploration of North...
Author(s): Cheng Xiaohe
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Feb 29 2016 - 18:17
This chapter is about how Japan prepares to respond to provocations from North Korea. As background factors, we need to consider how Japan is altering its security policy, how it is assessing the...
Author(s): Ohara Bonji
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Feb 29 2016 - 18:15
When speaking to a Korean audience, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) invariably inserts the Korean phrase katchi kapshida ( 같이 갑시다), “we go together,” at some point in his...
Author(s): Terence Roehrig
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Feb 29 2016 - 18:12
Despite President Park Geun-hye’s efforts to improve inter-Korean relations, Kim Jongun’s North Korea has never shown any willingness to give up its nuclear ambitions and continuously...
Author(s): Hong Kyudok
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Feb 29 2016 - 18:07
Provocations by North Korea can take various forms: weapons tests, acts of direct violence, cyber attacks, threatening force buildups, etc. Individually and as a group, states are debating how they...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Feb 29 2016 - 18:02
Southeast Asia is the region where Japan has been most deeply engaged in the postwar era. Japan has provided over half of its official development assistance (ODA) to the region, accounting in 1960...
Author(s): Kwak Sungil
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Feb 29 2016 - 15:05
Korea’s Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP), launched in 2004, is a policy-oriented development cooperation program in which Korea shares its development experience and knowledge to support the...
Author(s): Lim Wonhyuk
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Feb 29 2016 - 14:46
The states of Southeast Asia are on the front lines of competition not only in regard to the balance of military and political power, as analyzed in Section I, but also with respect to their economic...
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Feb 29 2016 - 14:43
North Korea and Russia are seen as posing an increasingly dangerous military threat as we enter 2015, and the responses of other states to them are widely perceived as realist in nature, prioritizing...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Feb 29 2016 - 14:40
Over the past sixty years, the two Koreas have embarked on completely different paths in almost every respect. One developed into a successful example of democracy with remarkable economic growth,...
Author(s): Kim Jiyoon
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Feb 29 2016 - 12:39
Over the past sixty years, the two Koreas have embarked on completely different paths in almost every respect. One developed into a successful example of democracy with remarkable economic growth,...
Author(s): Kim Jiyoon
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Feb 29 2016 - 12:39
Moving from the powerful and abstract construct of ethnic homogeneity as bearing the promise for unification, this chapter instead considers family unity, facilitated by the quotidian and ubiquitous...
Author(s): Sandra Fahy
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Feb 29 2016 - 12:35
Moving from the powerful and abstract construct of ethnic homogeneity as bearing the promise for unification, this chapter instead considers family unity, facilitated by the quotidian and ubiquitous...
Author(s): Sandra Fahy
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Feb 29 2016 - 12:35
North Korea is a country easy to approach emotionally. For anyone with even a little twinge of conscience toward human rights, it evokes disgust. For many in South Korea, who recognize that there but...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Feb 29 2016 - 12:28
“We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies.” The words of the 19thcentury British statesman Lord Palmerstone seem to resonate in 21st-century Asia. For example, China...
Author(s): Park Jin
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Feb 26 2016 - 19:04
Since Kevin Rudd and the Australian Labor Party ended Prime Minister John Howard’s 11 1/2 years in office in late 2007, each new government in Canberra has faced a very similar and rather...
Author(s): Malcolm Cook
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Feb 26 2016 - 18:59
China and India together account for one-third of humanity. Both were advanced civilizations when Europe was in the Dark Ages. Until the 19th century, they constituted the world’s largest...
Author(s): Daniel Twining
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Feb 26 2016 - 18:45
This chapter compares the foreign policy responses of three “core” ASEAN states—Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore—vis-à-vis an assertive China and a rebalancing America.1 The...
Author(s): Cheng-Chwee Kuik
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Feb 26 2016 - 18:41
The four papers in Section 1 compare hedging behavior in countries on the frontline between the rising power China and the reigning hegemon, the United States. The first paper by one of the authors...
Author(s): Gilbert Rozman
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Feb 26 2016 - 18:38
  Faced with growing youth unemployment and public dissatisfaction with labor market conditions, representatives from South Korean labor, management, and government finalized an agreement to...
Author(s): Chang Hong-geun
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Jan 20 2016 - 15:42
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