Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues
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?
An Entire Pacific Country Will Upload Itself to the Metaverse
By Nick Kelly and Marcus Foth | 21 November, 2022
It’s a desperate plan – with a hidden message. The Pacific nation of Tuvalu is planning to create a version of itself in the metaverse, as a response to the existential threat of rising sea levels. Tuvalu’s minister for justice, communication and foreign affairs, Simon Kofe, made the announcement via a chilling digital address to leaders at COP27.
Filling the Basket of Knowledge: Workshop on Climate Change, Human Mobility and Peacebuilding in the Pacific
By Volker Boege | 14 November, 2022
A recent workshop held in Wellington, New Zealand, explored the consequences of the hellish climate change scenario for the security and peace of communities and countries in the Pacific region. At the same time, participants searched for pathways off the highway to hell, tapping into the expertise and experiences of a diverse group of policymakers, practitioners and researchers from the Pacific and beyond.
Should the Outcast be Recognised?
By Herbert Wulf | 10 November, 2022
It's time to face reality and acknowledge that North Korea has operational nuclear weapons. Should the international community (or at least South Korea and the US as Seoul's close ally) recognise North Korea as a nuclear power?
Is an Economic Security Alliance with US in Korea’s Best Interest?
By Chung-in Moon | 07 November, 2022
While a military alliance and values alliance between South Korea and the US have both been espoused by previous conservative governments in Korea, the economic security alliance is a fairly new concept. But we should be wary of the flashing red lights.
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