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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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Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Robert Dohner

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Leland R. Miller

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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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

Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Oh in The National Interest: North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Miyeon Oh Thinks Will Happen

In the News by Miyeon Oh

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 17, 2018

The United States and its allies need to understand China’s North Korea policy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on October 26 marked the first time in seven years that a serving Japanese prime minister has traveled to China for official bilateral meetings with his counterparts. Lost in the headlines of this historic summit was the fact that the two leaders […]

New Atlanticist by Taisuke Mibae

China Economic Sanctions

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Atlantic Council names Dr. Miyeon Oh as the Director of Scowcroft Center’s Asia Security Initiative

Appointment comes as North Korea negotiations continue, US-China tensions increase, and nontraditional security issues such as artificial intelligence emerge. WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that Dr. Miyeon Oh has been named the first director of the Asia Security Initiative within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Dr. Oh was previously a […]

Press Release by

Fri, Jun 29, 2018

The China challenge to an inclusive Asia-Pacific regional trade architecture

There is more uncertainty about the future of global and regional trade systems than at any time since the current rules-based order was created in the aftermath of WW2. As trade wars loom, the world’s two largest trading powers, China and the United States, pursuing “America First” trade policies appear on different and discordant paths. […]

Report by Robert A. Manning

China Economy & Business

Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Building a smart partnership for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Along with greater prospects for human advancement and progress, advancements in emerging technologies have the potential to be dramatically disruptive, threatening existing assumptions around national security, rules for international cooperation, and a thriving global commerce.

Report by Beau Woods, Vaughan Turekian, Taehee Jeong, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Elizabeth Prescott, Gwanhoo Lee, and Rebekah Lewis

Defense Technologies Digital Policy

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Stronger than ever but more challenged than ever: The US-Japan alliance in the Trump-Abe era

In the current uncertain and challenging international political environment, the US-Japan alliance has never been stronger or more important than it is now; yet it has never faced as many challenges and hurdles than it does today. Under President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the alliance is steadfast and unwavering. But global instability, […]

Report by Robert Manning, Kamiya Matake, and James J. Przystup

Japan Korea

Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Five Questions for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg

In the coming week, Congress will turn its attention to someone who has until now managed to fly under its radar—Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook. On April 10, Zuckerberg will appear as the sole witness before a joint hearing of two Senate committees—the Judiciary Committee and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation […]

New Atlanticist by Klara Jordan and Shaun Ee

Cybersecurity Security & Defense