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Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2013

Publication: September 2013

Asia's Uncertain Future: Korea, China's Aggressiveness, and New Leadership

This PDF is the full publication and contains all of the following sections: KEI Board of Directors KEI Advisory Council Preface Bilateral Competition and Cooperation Under New Leadership Introduction by Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Rozman The United States and China Robert Sutter China and Russia Sergey Radchenko, University of Nottingham South Korea…

Bilateral Competition and Cooperation Under New Leadership

In the first months of 2013 the leadership transitions in Northeast Asia were completed. After a year in office Kim Jong-un was consolidating his grip on power and clarifying, through belligerent actions after the successful test of a long-range missile had prompted a critical United Nations Security Council resolution, the…

China's National Identity and the Sino-U.S. National Identity Gap: Views from Four Countries

The countries bordering China are in the forefront in facing the challenge of a widening divide between China and the United States. Others, including those in Parts I and III, treat this divide as a question of security or economic organization. In the following four chapters we focus instead on…

CJK Economic Trilateralism: The Prospects and Perils of a New FTA

After more than a decade of energetic pursuit of FTAs, a moment of decision has arrived in 2013. Three far-reaching, multilateral initiatives are simultaneously under negotiation: TPP, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and the CJK FTA. Their fates are intertwined, and their impact on the institutionalization of regional economic integration…

Prospects and Challenges for Korean Reunification

In April 2013 North Korea was determined to show the world that it was prepared to stop at nothing in order to be accepted as a nuclear power. Instead of commonplace scenarios of North Korea’s collapse and absorption by South Korea, the message it sought to convey was of a…

The United States and China

2012 was a year of leadership transition in China and a presidential election in the United States. At the 18th Congress of China’s Communist Party in November, Hu Jintao passed party and military leadership positions to Xi Jinping, who was named president during the National People’s Congress meeting in March.…