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Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2011

12 Publications

Prospects for Creating a Great, Green Path to Power

China, Japan, and South Korea are dependent on fossil fuels. This reliance perpetuates vulnerabilities to energy supply, incites resource competition, and exposes each country to fossil energy market volatility. Although the countries share geographic proximity and highly integrated trade, they do not belong to a common organization through which to…

Going Global: Issues Facing South Korea as an Emerging Nuclear Exporter

In the last year, South Korea has won a number of contracts for foreign nuclear sales against stiff competition from traditional nuclear suppliers, putting it on the path towards becoming a major nuclear exporter. However, nonproliferation- related concerns could hinder South Korea’s advancement of its nuclear exports, particularly as the…

Bridging the Global Gap: Korea’s Leadership Agenda for the G-20

The upcoming G-20 Leaders’ Summit, which will be held in Seoul on 11–12 November is of critical importance to the global economy as the world looks for guidance amid continued global economic uncertainty. Indeed, given the tepid results of the last summit in Toronto, the future relevance of the G-20…

Korea, ASEAN, and East Asian Regionalism

As actors dwarfed in size by China and Japan, and reliant on a regional balance of power for security, Korea and ASEAN have parallel economic and security interests that can be developed in a regional setting, especially that of ASEAN Plus Three.

U.S.-Russian-Chinese Cooperation for the Security of Korea

The United States, Russia, and China have cooperated to help deter North Korea from again invading the South and thus preventing Korean tensions to become a devastating hot war. While their interests have contributed to relative stability, they do not exactly complement those of South Korea, which, for example, envi-…

Tomorrow’s East Asia Today: Regional Security Cooperation for the 21st Century

Security cooperation in East Asia lags behind other forms of regional coopera- tion. The relationship among China, Japan, and the United States—the most powerful security actors in the region—exemplifies this broad pattern of exten- sive economic interaction with limited security cooperation to date. The chapter focuses on three questions in…