New AtlanticistNov 15, 2023
Experts react: Are the US and South Korea following through on the Washington Declaration?
By Atlantic Council experts
US and South Korean defense officials and military leaders just met in Seoul for two meetings that, while long-standing annual events, have taken on a new urgency following the April 2023 Washington Declaration.
In the NewsNov 10, 2023
Garlauskas’ analysis of East Asia simultaneous conflicts mentioned in Korea JoongAng Daily
On November 9, Markus Garlauskas’ analysis of simultaneous conflict scenarios in East Asia was referenced in a Korea JoongAng Daily article by retired Admiral Choi Yoon-hee, former chairman of South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The article argues that the United States’ allies must build up their own capacity for defense and avoid relying solely […]
In the NewsNov 10, 2023
Taylor quoted in Wall Street Journal on Hamas attack implications for South Korea
On November 9, IPSI nonresident fellow Jessica Taylor was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the implications of the Hamas attack for the state of South Korea’s border security. She explained that South Korea, in coordination with US forces stationed on the peninsula, should focus on deterring North Korean missiles by effectively communicating the […]
ReportNov 9, 2023
Deterrence is crumbling in Korea: How we can fix it
By Markus Garlauskas, Lauren D. Gilbert
Conventional wisdom in the United States holds that deterrence in Korea is strong, but this widespread confidence is based on a backward look at long-standing assumptions that are no longer tenable, along with rapidly shifting politico-military conditions. This report explains the urgent actions required to get ahead of these changes and maintain effective deterrence.
In the NewsNov 2, 2023
Cynkin quoted in VOA on US extended deterrence in Korea
On November 1, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Tom Cynkin was interviewed by Voice of America Korea to provide counterarguments against a joint report by the RAND Corporation and Asan Institute for Policy Studies, which called for the redeployment of US tactical nuclear weapons to the Korean Peninsula to help prevent North Korean nuclear threats. He […]
In the NewsOct 18, 2023
Hinata-Yamaguchi quoted in South China Morning Post on civilian evacuation from Israel
On October 17, IPSI nonresident senior fellow Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi was quoted in the South China Morning Post on recent ROK-Japan cooperation to evacuate Japanese and South Korean civilians from Israel. Hinata-Yamaguchi told SCMP that their collaboration on this issue was a small but positive development: “What is really significant to me is that the two sides […]
In the NewsOct 6, 2023
Gilbert quoted in RFA on North Korea-related social media fakes
On October 5, Lauren Gilbert was quoted in Radio Free Asia on the proliferation of fake social media content surrounding North Korea on the Internet. Gilbert explained that the mystery of day-to-day life in North Korea is a magnet for Internet creators who seek to draw views by taking advantage of popular curiosity about life […]