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The Asia Security Initiative aims to produce commentary and analysis from a variety experts, key regional stakeholders, and voices from the Asia-Pacific directly and consistently in order to provide concrete, actionable policy recommendations that brings together the United States with its European and Asian allies and partners to develop a strategic perspective for adapting and revitalizing the rules based international order

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Asia Security Initiative research and reports engage with key regional stakeholders, decision-makers and opinion leaders to produce content incorporating regional voices and develop action-oriented strategies to shape policy of the United States and its allies and partners.

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The Asia Security Initiative regularly convenes high-level discussions that engage policymakers, experts, and officials to make real-world impact including changing or informing policies of the US government or its allies and partners, as well as affecting corporate sector policies, by offering concrete, actionable policy recommendations on a range of traditional and non-traditional issues.

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Content

SKdelegation

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

2019 Atlantic Council-East Asia Foundation Strategic Dialogue

On June 19, the Asia Security Initiative hosted a full-day public conference to develop forward-looking recommendations for ongoing efforts with the DPRK, the US-ROK security and economic partnership, and their implications in the broader Indo-Pacific region. US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun and his South Korean counterpart, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Indo-Pacific Korea
seoultrip

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Korea journalist fellowship Seoul trip

From April 1-5, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s eight US-based Korea Journalist Fellows traveled to Seoul for a trip to increase their understanding of the most critical security and economic issues on the Korean Peninsula. This trip was the highlight of their one-year fellowship, during which they engaged in back-to-back meetings with ministerial […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Korea

Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Hawaii Reinstates Cold War-Era Nuclear Sirens

As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to simmer, Hawaii is preparing to resume a statewide test on Friday, November 24, of a Cold War-era early warning system designed to inform its residents of an impending nuclear attack. Lieutenant General Patrick O’Reilly responds: 

Ask the General by North Korea Watch

Korea

Fri, Mar 4, 2011

Is China a Superpower?

Victor Chu, the chairman of First Eastern, reminded a small Atlantic Council dinner that Napoleon once said of China, “Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” So the wide awake China is busily agitating friends and competitors, but is it a superpower? Without quoting individuals (this was an off-record setting), […]

Thinking Global by Frederick Kempe

Fri, Aug 2, 2019

How to break the Japan-Korea impasse

The Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative hosted a strategy session with a small group of top US experts and officials to discuss ways forward and offer actionable, practical policy recommendations to the United States to help mitigate bilateral tensions and resolve the ongoing confrontation between Japan and Korea.

Strategic Insights Memo by Miyeon Oh and Barry Pavel

Crisis Management Japan

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Diplomacy surrounding the Korean peninsula

For more than half a century, the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances have played critical roles for maintenance and enhancement of peace and security in Northeast Asia, the entire Asia-Pacific region, and even the world. The future course of US-North Korea and inter-Korea negotiations over denuclearization and building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula is […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae and James L. Schoff

Korea Missile Defense

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Priority-based approach to the North Korean nuclear issue—An enlightened dose of self-centeredness

From the time Chairman Kim Jong-Un started his “charm offensive” early last year until the fallout of the second summit meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February 2019, officials and experts have debated whether North Korea is ready for denuclearization on the terms of the United States and its allies. Rather […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae

Economic Sanctions Korea

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Recent Publications

Asia in the “Second Nuclear Age”, by Gaurav Kampani and Bharath Gopalaswamy, November 2017 Asian Water Security, by Peter Engelke, November 2017 The Sino-Indian Clash and the New Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific, by Bharath Gopalaswamy and Robert Manning, November 2017 Sustaining America’s Economic Strength in the Asia-Pacific: A Narrowing Window of Opportunity, by Ali Wyne, […]

Uncategorized by Diya Li

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Prospects for US-South Korean-Japanese trilateral security cooperation

Although assessing the intensity and depth of trilateral security cooperation or a lack thereof is hardly a new issue, the stakes are arguably the highest since the outbreak of the North Korean nuclear crisis in the early 1990s.

Report by Chung Min Lee

Defense Policy Japan

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Security

Water and US National SecurityThe project is designed to answer a core question—how should American strategists incorporate water into US national security objectives? The goal is to determine the concrete actionable steps necessary to integrate water into policy toward regions of high geostrategic relevance to the United States, with a particular focus on Asia’s water […]

Uncategorized by Diya Li