Robert Dohner

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

Asia Security Initiative

Matthew Kroenig

Deputy Director for Strategy, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Testing North Korea’s nuclear offer

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to dismantle missile facilities in the presence of international inspectors and take steps toward denuclearization—provided the United States takes “corresponding measures.”

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Japan Korea

Wed, Aug 8, 2018

JEEPA – Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement Leaves the US Out in the Cold

While President Trump is pursuing a protectionist trade agenda – halting negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and threatening trade wars against adversaries and allies – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been doing just the opposite. As part of Abenomics’ third arrow, the Prime Minister is forging global partnerships between Japan and other leading economies to foster economic growth. Case in point, the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) signed on July 17, 2018. This edition of the EconoGraphic will review this ambitious bilateral free trade agreement, assess its impact on the US economy, and explore the consequences of the United States’ retreat from its role as the global leader for free trade.

EconoGraphics by Cecilia Pan and Ole Moehr

Economy & Business European Union

Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Trump-Kim Summit: It’s What Happens Next that Counts

US President Donald J. Trump’s historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12 is a diplomatic win for the United States, but whether it is a strategic victory will depend on the implementation of the joint agreement signed by the two leaders, according to Michael Morell, an Atlantic Council board […]

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Japan Korea

Thu, Jun 7, 2018

How Russia Exploits Japan’s Soft Approach

Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 tested Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ability to strike a balance between the G7 and Moscow. On one hand, Japan, as a G7 member, is expected to join the international community in its condemnation of Russia’s meddling in Ukraine. On the other, Japan values its relationship with Russia, which […]

New Atlanticist by Maria Shagina

Japan Russia

Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Kasperek Quoted in Circa on the G7 Summit and Trump’s Tariffs

Read the full article here.

In the News by Marie Kasperek

Economy & Business European Union

Wed, Jun 6, 2018

The G7 Summit in the Age of Trump

As the world awaits the much-anticipated summit between US President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12, the president must first prepare for another important meeting: the G7.

New Atlanticist by Joshua Kadish

France Germany

Thu, May 17, 2018

How to Make Sense of Japan’s Delicate Balance Between Russia and Ukraine

Showing solidarity with other G7 countries following Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine, Japan imposed sanctions on Russia—albeit reluctantly. The Ukraine crisis occurred amid Japan’s efforts to reinvigorate Japan-Russia relations in the hope of solving the long-standing territorial dispute over the Northern territories (the Kuril Islands in Russian). Subsequently, maintaining Japan’s balance between other G7 countries […]

UkraineAlert by Maria Shagina

China Japan

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
Murky Waters: Maritime Security in the East and South China Seas

Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Murky waters: Maritime security in the East and South China Seas

What is the state of play in the East and South China Seas, and what might be the future of maritime rules and norms in the region? To answer these questions, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security convened several experts for a public panel discussion on March 30, 2018. With panelists representing […]

Event Recap by Shaun Ee

China International Norms

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Japan’s energy crossroads

Few countries have navigated as challenging an energy landscape as Japan in recent years. Following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident, Japan’s dependency on energy imports has climbed to 93 percent and its energy costs have risen sharply, straining consumers and industry alike. With Japan’s forty-eight nuclear reactors offline, the country began using more coal, gas, […]

Event Recap by David Livingston

Energy Transitions Japan