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Miyeon Oh

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Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Content

Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Lessons from Taiwan’s experience with COVID-19

Early intervention, a flexible command structure, a comprehensive epidemic prevention strategy, integrated medical big data, and proactive information disclosure allowed Taiwan—which at its closest point is only eighty-one miles (130 kilometers) away from China and has a very high population density—to record only a few confirmed cases in recent months. There are a number of lessons to be learned from the Taiwanese government’s effective response to COVID-19 that should be shared with other parts of the world fighting the ongoing pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Chang-Ching Tu

Coronavirus Taiwan

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

China’s ineffective coronavirus response could create its own Black Swan

At this time of increasing uncertainty, the Chinese Communist Party is facing a severe test of its ability to prevent coronavirus from becoming a “black swan” that severely impacts its political stability and security.

New Atlanticist by Chang-Ching Tu

China Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Coronavirus could bring the United States’ East Asian allies closer to Beijing

Amid the continued coronavirus crisis in the US and Europe, companies that were trying to reduce their heavy reliance on China cannot help but reverse their moves to keep their supply chains open and operating.

New Atlanticist by Miyeon Oh

China International Markets

Wed, Feb 12, 2020

After the 2020 Taiwan election: Strengthening defense and security cooperation

Seemingly good results at the polls do not negate the domestic and international issues that President Tsai and the DPP will have to face over the next four years, including internal battles over Taiwanese national identity, cooperation with the United States, and relations with mainland China.

New Atlanticist by Chang-Ching Tu

China Elections

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

The potential global impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Beijing “must act" to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Miyeon Oh says, "especially in light of the indirect but potentially massive economic, social, and political impacts of the coronavirus in the region and around the world.” There is growing concern in Beijing as well, Robert A. Manning added, “that if this pandemic is only in its early stages, it could become the straw that broke the camel’s back for an already anemic economy.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

China Coronavirus

Mon, Jan 27, 2020

Atlantic Council announces second annual Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship class

WASHINGTON, DC – January 27, 2020 – The Atlantic Council announced today the selection of its second class of Fellows for the Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship Program.  The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early and mid-career, US-based journalists working in US media to develop a deeper knowledge of the most pressing economic and security […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council

Korea

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Democracy under siege: Advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific

“Democracy under Siege: Advancing Cooperation and Common Values in the Indo-Pacific” examines challenges and opportunities for advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific as the region faces an increasing challenge from China.

Issue Brief by Dr. Kharis Templeman

Australia China

Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Shaping the global future together: the Council’s “Top fifteen hits” of 2019

We look back at the Atlantic Council's top work of 2019 galvanizing US leadership alongside partners and allies to tackle the most pressing challenges confronting our nation and our world.

New Atlanticist by Frederick Kempe

Africa Americas

Tue, Dec 3, 2019

Strategic estrangement between South Korea and Japan as a barrier to trilateral cooperation

Demand for trilateral cooperation between the United States, South Korea, and Japan is on the rise. However, political willingness and capacity for trilateral cooperation are declining.

Report by Dr. Cheol Hee Park

Elections Indo-Pacific

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

2019 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship Program

DEADLINE EXTENDED Accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Fellowship Program untilMONDAY, NOVEMBER 25. Apply at [email protected] About The Atlantic Council is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Korea Journalist Fellowship Program. In partnership with the Korea Foundation, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security will recruit the second annual class of Fellows in 2019. The […]

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