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In the News

Apr 28, 2022

Garlauskas featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding the US perspective on tackling North Korean challenges

On March 25, Markus Garlauskas, a nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on US policies toward North Korea given the recent testing of an intercontinental-ballistic missile. Noting frequent missile testing since 2019, Garlauskas argues that the lack of US sanctions or deterrence against amplified testing results from […]

China Conflict

In the News

Apr 27, 2022

Garlauskas featured on CSIS expert roundtable: the North Korean missile threat

On March 30, 2022, Markus Garlauskas made an appearance as a panelist at an expert roundtable titled, “The North Korean Missile Threat” held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Korea Chair. Garlauskas and the other panelists discussed North Korea’s missile developments including the current state of their ballistic missile force and strikingly rapid […]

Intelligence Korea

In the News

Mar 3, 2022

Garlauskas featured in Reuters on Russian missile use and the implications for North Korea

On February 28, Markus Garlauskas, a nonresident senior fellow at the Asia Security Initiative, was quoted in Reuters on the impact of Russian missile use in Ukraine. As many countries in the Indo-Pacific are facing increased security concerns and developing their own missiles, Garlauskas argues that “North Korean and Chinese militaries are taking copious notes right […]

China Conflict

In the News

Mar 2, 2022

Roberts featured in VOA News on China’s economic relationship with Ukraine

On February 25, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in VOA News on China’s economic investments in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city. Roberts stated that Huawei’s investment in Kyiv’s metro system to construct a 4G wireless system, agreed in 2017, is now in peril due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In addition, continuing Chinese imports such as grains […]

China Economy & Business

Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship

Feb 14, 2022

Applications open for the 2021-2022 Korea Foundation Journalist Fellowship Program

The Atlantic Council Korea Journalist Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early/mid-career US-based journalists working in US media to develop a deeper knowledge of the most critical economic and security issues on the Korean peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific more broadly. Apply at [email protected]

East Asia Economy & Business

In the News

Feb 3, 2022

Garlauskas featured in Reuters on North Korea’s recent missile launches

On January 31, Markus Garlauskas, Nonresident Senior Fellow at Asia Security Initiative, was featured in Reuters on the evaluation of North Korea’s recent missile launches. Markus stated, “The world’s distraction on other issues actually seems to be working to North Korea’s benefit right now.” However, he also firmly pointed out the wide misconception that the missile […]

China Conflict

In the News

Jan 22, 2022

Roberts featured in Dagens Industri on China’s industrial policy

On January 22, Dexter Tiff Roberts was featured in Dagens Industri, one of the leading financial newspapers in Sweden, on the negative aspects of China’s industrial policy. Roberts argued that “Beijing’s crackdown on major technology companies, as well as plans to make the country self-sufficient in high technology, threaten to kill the country’s entrepreneurial spirit and […]

China Economy & Business

In the News

Jan 20, 2022

Garlauskas quoted in Politico on the Biden administration’s North Korea policy

On January 20, 2022, Markus Garlauskas was quoted in a Politico article that discussed and evaluated the Biden administration’s policy towards North Korea. Garlauskas highlighted Pyongyang’s intentions to resume ICBM launch testing, stating that “North Korea appears to have been trying to fully establish the right international conditions for a resumption of ICBM launches for […]

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific

New Atlanticist

Jan 3, 2022

The United States must ensure semiconductor supply-chain resilience—not allocate short supplies

By Robert Dohner

The current semiconductor shortage, now expected to persist well into 2022, stands out both for its longevity and consequences. The United States and its partners, like South Korea and Taiwan, can set the global standard for resiliency.

Economy & Business International Markets

Issue Brief

Dec 22, 2021

Beyond the peninsula: US-ROK cooperation on digital connectivity in the Indo-Pacific

By Miyeon Oh

This issue brief examines digital connectivity efforts through a snapshot of Indonesia and Vietnam to show how China’s neighbors in Asia are on different trajectories in response to US-China strategic competition.

China Digital Policy