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ReportsNegotiating Toward a Denuclearization-Peace Roadmap on the Korean Peninsula
Executive Summary The second summit between U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on February 27 and 28, 2019, in Hanoi, failed to produce an agr...
By Duyeon Kim
ReportsPeople’s Republic of the United Nations
China is increasingly using its economic, political, and institutional power to change the global governance system from within....
By Kristine Lee & Alexander Sullivan
ReportsGrading China's Belt and Road
The Belt and Road is more than just an economic initiative; it is a central tool for advancing China’s geo-political ambitions....
By Daniel Kliman, Rush Doshi, Kristine Lee & Zack Cooper
As the competition between the United States and China to shape the course of the 21st century intensifies, Southeast Asia has become a contested space....
By Patrick M. Cronin, Abigail Grace, Daniel Kliman & Kristine Lee
ReportsNegotiating With North Korea
Executive Summary After a year of historic summits and negotiations, North Korea’s future remains mired in uncertainty. Kim Jong Un, in the lead-up his second summit with Pres...
By Patrick M. Cronin & Kristine Lee
The United States and China are in a competition to shape the course of the 21st century. At stake is whether the prevailing international order that has backstopped peace, pr...
By Daniel Kliman & Abigail Grace
ReportsA Precarious Accord
Executive Summary Throughout 2017, diplomacy remained almost dormant as North Korea blazed through a record set of nuclear-related activities and demonstrated its ability to l...
By Patrick Cronin & Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Executive Summary As the United States and China enter a new period of explicit strategic competition, the tools of that competition will reach far beyond aircraft carriers an...
By Harry Krejsa
ReportsNo Safe Harbor
Introduction China is challenging America’s and Japan’s long-standing ability to uphold a peaceful order in the Asia-Pacific region. This is particularly true in the East and ...
By Patrick M. Cronin, Daniel Kliman & Harry Krejsa
ReportsTaming Sea Dragons
Executive Summary In his 2010 book, titled Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, Robert Kaplan asserted that the Indian Ocean “is at the heart of the wor...
By Sean Liedman
ReportsFirst Strike: China's Missile Threat to U.S. Bases in Asia
You may have heard that China’s military has developed a “carrier-killer” ballistic missile to threaten one of America’s premier power-projection tools, its unmatched fleet of...
By CDR Thomas Shugart, USN
ReportsArt of the Possible
Introduction Pakistan is not a front-burner issue for the administration of President Donald Trump, but it remains a major contributor to the security challenges facing the Un...
By Stephen Tankel
ReportsNetworking Asian Security
Executive Summary American security strategy in the Asia-Pacific has for decades been built on a “hub and spokes” model of bilateral, exclusive alliance relationships. Japan, ...
By Richard Fontaine, Patrick M. Cronin, Mira Rapp-Hooper & Harry Krejsa
ReportsBeyond the San Hai
The United States has enjoyed largely uncontested naval supremacy across the blue waters, or open oceans, for decades. The rapid emergence of an increasingly global People’s L...
By Patrick M. Cronin, Mira Rapp-Hooper, Harry Krejsa, Alexander Sullivan & Rush Doshi
It will take months for the new U.S. administration to craft a coherent strategy for the Asia-Pacific region. But the United States can take numerous steps to avert disengagem...
By Patrick M. Cronin & Anthony Cho
ReportsPhishing in Troubled Waters
Because China’s two chief targets of strategic attention are the United States and Taiwan, they are understandably also Beijing’s chief targets of cyberattack and espionage. B...
By Harry Krejsa & Hannah Suh
ReportsChina’s Growing Maritime Role in the South and East China Seas
Yusuke Saito, Lieutenant Commander, Surface Warfare Officer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, uses a contemporary understanding of China’s maritime strategy to project...
By LCDR Yusuke Saito, JMSDF
ReportsChina’s Blue Water Navy Strategy and its Implications
Yoji Koda, V Adm. (Ret) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, and former Commander in Chief of the Self-Defense Force, argues that the vulnerability of key maritime choke ...
By Vice Admiral Yoji Koda
ReportsChina as a Middle East Power
In this working paper, Kuni Miyake, President of the Foreign Policy Institute think-tank in Tokyo, examines the strategic implications for Japan of China’s increasing influenc...
By Kuni Miyake
ReportsCongress and Asia Strategy in the Trump Administration
As the Trump administration prepares to take office, it does so with more policy uncertainty than any incoming government in memory. On the campaign trail, the president-elect...
By Mira Rapp-Hooper & Harry Krejsa