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Northeast Asia: Future Tense

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A quick look at the news might convince you that balance-of-power politics will continue to dominate Northeast Asia’s geopolitical and security landscape for a long time to come. But is that really the case? Do the states in the region remain mired in mutual antipathy or are they becoming increasingly amenable to the idea of regional cooperation, if not outright integration? In trying to grapple with these questions, we focus on three topics this week – the contemporary security landscape of Northeast Asia; the formal and informal attempts being made by different actors to stimulate regional cooperation; and the negative impact rising nationalism might have on these attempts.


The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia

17 Jun 2013 / Special Feature

Northeast Asia continues to play host to a number of long-standing disputes that leave the door open for new conflict. Today, our colleagues at the CSIS analyze the military dynamics and strategies that are set to shape the security posture of this region for the foreseeable future. More on «The Evolving Military Balance in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia»


China, Japan, South Korea Trilateral Cooperation: Implications for Northeast Asian Politics and Order

18 Jun 2013 / Article

Despite historical animosities and well-documented territorial disputes, trilateral cooperation between Northeast Asia’s dominant states is gaining momentum. The cooperation, Andrew Yeo argues, will complement existing US bilateral ties rather than challenge them. More on «China, Japan, South Korea Trilateral Cooperation: Implications for Northeast Asian Politics and Order»


The Geopolitics of Free Trade in Northeast Asia

19 Jun 2013 / Audio

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is set to define free trade across the Asia-Pacific region. But will the entire region benefit from the Agreement? Yves Tiberghien thinks not. In today's podcast he outlines how alternative agreements reflect the real geopolitical and security dynamics of Northeast Asia. More on «The Geopolitics of Free Trade in Northeast Asia»


East Asian States, the Arctic Council and International Relations in the Arctic

Apr 2013 / Publication

While interest in the potential of the Arctic region grows, it’s unclear whether Northeast Asian states are willing to complement each others' aims and objectives there. Today, James Manicom and Whitney Lackenbauer examine their respective policies and levels of engagement with the Arctic Council. More on «East Asian States, the Arctic Council and International Relations in the Arctic»


Nationalism and Northeast Asia

21 Jun 2013 / Special Feature

Rising nationalism in Northeast Asia threatens to disrupt economic relations and could ultimately lead to armed conflict. Today, our partners at Yale Global Online consider what this worrying trend might mean for regional security and future political integration. More on «Nationalism and Northeast Asia»




China: Global Actor or Regional Suzerain?

25 Jun 2012 / Audio

SIPRI's Bates Gill argues that prospects for regional integration across Northeast Asia are likely to be tempered by the continued rise of China as a global power. More on «China: Global Actor or Regional Suzerain?»


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