Global Outlook

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

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).

The Age of Intersecting Crises?

By Tobias Ide  |  05 December, 2022

When following the news over the past three years, one might get the impression that the world is living through a permanent state of crisis. While climate change is arguably the most important challenge of our time, headlines were frequently dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine, and more recently skyrocketing energy and food prices.

It’s Time for South Korea to Think Seriously About Crisis Stability

By Chung-in Moon  |  30 November, 2022

Crisis stability is as important as deterrence and as much attention should be paid to preventing wars as to winning them.

Strategic Dilemma: Germany in Search of an Effective China Strategy

By Herbert Wulf  |  24 November, 2022

German-Chinese relations are currently being reassessed in Germany. The shock of Germany's dependence on Russian gas, coal and oil supplies has made relations with China particularly sensitive. Germany is not only highly dependent on Russian raw materials and fossil fuels but is also economically more closely interlinked with China: China ranks second in Germany's exports and number one in imports. But is it possible to reduce economic dependency at all and how far should a possible decoupling go?

The views and opinions expressed in Global Outlook are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Toda Peace Institute.