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Northeast Asia: Issues in Focus

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Following our context-setting discussion on Northeast Asia’s changing dynamics, we turn our attention to specific issues – i.e., China privileging its domestic concerns over its foreign policy; the ever-growing tensions on the Korean peninsula; the dispute between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands; and the future of China-Taiwan relations. After looking at these particular issues, we close by comparing what Northeast Asia could be in the future versus what it will likely be.


China's Foreign Policy Dilemma

24 Jun 2013 / Article

Because of its continued preoccupation with economic growth and internal stability, foreign policy will remain a low priority for China in the coming years. To Linda Jakobsen, that’s bad news for Northeast Asian stability, particularly in the case of Beijing’s territorial disputes. More on «China's Foreign Policy Dilemma»


North Korea and its Neighbours: A Region on the Brink?

25 Jun 2013 / Special Feature

It’s bad enough that Northeast Asia is beset by rising nationalism and stubborn territorial disputes. It also has volatile North Korea to deal with. Today, a group Chatham House experts explore how China, Japan and South Korea are trying to cope with the hermit kingdom and maintain peace and security in their region. More on «North Korea and its Neighbours: A Region on the Brink?»


Dangerous Waters: China-Japan Relations on the Rocks

26 Jun 2013 / Special Feature

Nationalist sentiment continues to feed the flames between China and Japan over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Today, our partners at the International Crisis Group argue that Tokyo and Beijing urgently need to re-establish communications and put crisis mitigation mechanisms back in place to manage this problem. More on «Dangerous Waters: China-Japan Relations on the Rocks»


China and Taiwan: Steady as She Goes – but Where?

27 Jun 2013 / Article

China, Taiwan and the US appear to be relatively comfortable with the current state of cross-strait relations. But that shouldn’t lead us into a false sense of security, warns Roderick Wye. Beijing still remains determined to unite Taiwan with the Chinese mainland. More on «China and Taiwan: Steady as She Goes – but Where?»


Toward an Ideal Security State for Northeast Asia 2025

28 Jun 2013 / Special Feature

What would be the “ideal” state of peace and security in Northeast Asia in 2025 – and how far do current trends diverge from realizing that ideal? In an attempt to answer these questions, today we feature the work of the Mansfield Foundation and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). More on «Toward an Ideal Security State for Northeast Asia 2025»





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