Global Outlook Articles by Chung-in Moon

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Global Outlook Articles by Chung-in Moon

Chung-in Moon is the co-convener of Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, and the Chairman of the Sejong Institute in South Korea.
He previously served as the Special Advisor to the ROK President for Unification, Foreign and Security Affairs. As Distinguished University Professor of Yonsei University, he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Global Asia, and Krause Distinguished Fellow, School of Global Policy and Strategy, UCSD. He is a member of the Toda International Research Advisory Council.

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.

Nuclear North Korea: Beyond Deterrence and Recognition

By Chung-in Moon  |  30 September, 2022

As one expert put it, progress on North Korea will only come once we look at things from its point of view.

Will Nagasaki Be the Last City Ever to Experience a Nuclear Attack?

By Chung-in Moon  |  25 August, 2022

The Japanese government is calling to prevent nuclear proliferation and reduce nuclear arsenals while maintaining its current nuclear deterrence, while civil society and the Nagasaki municipal government are advocating the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the establishment of a nuclear-weapons-free zone in Northeast Asia on the grounds that eliminating nuclear weapons is the only way forward. Those represent two conflicting attitudes toward the nuclear issue in Japan today.

Pompeo’s Claims that China Obstructed North Korea’s Denuclearisation

By Chung-in Moon  |  28 July, 2022

The North Korean nuclear issue can’t be resolved without US cooperation with Beijing — but Pompeo’s rhetoric makes that appear near impossible.

Cynicism Rears its Head in the War in Ukraine

By Chung-in Moon  |  05 July, 2022

In the space of just over four months, the Ukraine war has turned into an exhausting global conflict that has already left the West feeling increasingly fatigued.

America’s Shaky Leadership Makes for Uneasy Global Order

By Chung-in Moon  |  02 June, 2022

It’s hard to shake the impression that the US has become a kind of “outsourcing hegemon” that relies on its friends and allies to handle big jobs in the international community because its own power is more limited than it once was.

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