Global Outlook

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

Yoon’s Pursuit of Strong Security Mustn’t Cost Public’s Peace of Mind, Argues Expert

By Cheong Wook-Sik  |  10 January, 2023

Moon Chung-in, a noted expert in the field of international relations and peace affairs, shares his thoughts on where we’re headed in 2023

Fraught Shift From ‘Asia-Pacific’ To ‘Indo-Pacific’

By Chung-in Moon  |  08 January, 2023

How to de-risk a lexical change that represents dangerous trends: fragmentation, decoupling and confrontation.

Security Disorder: Is There a Way Out?

By Herbert Wulf  |  21 December, 2022

Is there a way out of the current constant political, economic and, above all, military escalation? Despite the seeming hopelessness of an end to the power struggle with Putin, despite the escalating situation in East Asia, despite the many wars and conflicts in Yemen, Syria, Mali etc., it is necessary to think about the possibilities for ending these wars on the security, political/diplomatic and economic levels.

Incremental Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula

By Chung-in Moon  |  16 December, 2022

Amid a troubling geopolitical environment, USIP’s Frank Aum discussed the prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula with Yonsei University’s Dr. Moon Chung-in, who has advised three South Korean presidents on North Korea policy and was one of the architects of the “sunshine” engagement policy in the 1990s.

Why New Zealand Should Back India’s Bid to Join the Nuclear Suppliers Group

By Ramesh Thakur  |  14 December, 2022

India has long been interested in joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) that was established in 1975, after India’s ‘peaceful nuclear explosion’ in the previous year, to prevent misuses of transferred nuclear technology and materials. In 2008, the NSG controversially decided to grant India a ‘clean waiver’ from its strict rules linked to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

India at COP-27: Did It Prevail?

By Robert Mizo  |  07 December, 2022

That India is a key actor at the international climate negotiation table was well displayed at the recently concluded Convention of Parties (COP) 27 at Sharm El-Sheikh. The summit which sought a renewed solidarity among the parties to achieve the promises made at Paris in 2015 saw India being an assertive yet cooperative party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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