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Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2019

Publication: July 2019

Full Book | Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies 2019

The experts in this volume have thoughtfully addressed themes that are pervasive throughout Asia and are timely for the U.S.-Korea alliance. Kim Jong-un’s turn to diplomacy in 2018 put the spotlight on the United States and the two Koreas to reach a solution to the North Korea nuclear issues issue.…

The China-Russia-North Korea Triangle After Kim Jong-un's Turn to Diplomacy

The triangle of Beijing-Moscow-Pyongyang has great significance for the geopolitics of not only Northeast Asia, but the globe. It played a critical role in the 1950 launching of the Korean War, when the Cold War took shape. It became the subject of much speculation in the 2000s, when the Six-Party…

Sino-Russian Relations, South Korea, and North Korea

This examination of the relations among these four governments assesses the ever-closer China-Russia relationship featuring stronger strategic alignment against the United States and its interests in many parts of the world, including the Korean Peninsula. It also considers how the Sino-Russian relationship reacted to the major changes in the Korean…

The North Korean Factor in the Sino-Russian Alliance

The Kim-Putin summit in April 2019 and the abortive Trump-Kim summit in February 2019 compel us to review Korean issues from the regional security standpoint, rather than primarily as a proliferation question. Despite apparent failure of the Trump-Kim summit, the search for denuclearization and peace in Korea will continue. North…

Brian G. Carlson

Sino-Russian Relations and Security Ties to North Korea

During the period leading up to the turn toward diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula that began in 2018, China and Russia achieved close cooperation in addressing the North Korean nuclear crisis. This cooperation was one of the most striking examples of the increasingly close relationship that China and Russia have…

Japan's Strategy to Keep the North Koreans and Chinese Down, the Americans in, and the Russians Neutral

The Japanese government makes no secret of its intensifying security concerns. The Ministry of Defense’s most recent annual white paper includes the assessment that, “The security environment surrounding Japan has become increasingly severe, with various challenges and destabilizing factors becoming more tangible and acute.” The report is also explicit about…