In the News

Nov 16, 2023

Soofer quoted in Politico discussing Chinese and US nuclear arsenals

By Atlantic Council

Rob Soofer speaks about the need to expand the US nuclear arsenal or make it more resilient to adversarial attacks.

Arms Control Indo-Pacific

Issue Brief

Nov 15, 2023

US homeland missile defense: Room for expanded roles

By Robert Soofer and Matthew Costlow

Matthew Costlow & Robert Soofer explore how expanded roles for US homeland missile defense could enhance deterrence with two nuclear peers

China Defense Policy

New Atlanticist

Nov 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.

China Indo-Pacific

In the News

Nov 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 […]

China Defense Policy

In the News

Nov 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 […]

Defense Policy Indo-Pacific
A general view of fire assault drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea March 10, 2023, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Credit: KCNA via REUTERS


Nov 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.

China Indo-Pacific

In the News

Nov 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 […]

Indo-Pacific Korea

In the News

Oct 25, 2023

Soofer in The National Interest on missile defense

By Atlantic Council

Robert Soofer argues that the US can strengthen its missile defense system by deploying Aegis and THAAD domestically

Arms Control China

In the News

Oct 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 […]

Conflict Indo-Pacific

In the News

Oct 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 […]

Indo-Pacific Internet