Global Outlook: Peace and Security in Northeast Asia

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

Global Outlook: Peace and Security in Northeast Asia

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.

How Ukraine is Setting the Stage for a Nuclear Domino Effect in Northeast Asia

By Chung-in Moon  |  10 May, 2022

The Cold War was a time when humankind trembled at the fearful prospect of nuclear war. But it was also a time when strategic stability coalesced from the strategy of nuclear deterrence and a range of negotiations about nuclear disarmament. That’s known as the paradox of the Cold War.

National Security Policy Should Be Based On One Thing: Facts

By Chung-in Moon  |  15 February, 2022

The claims Yoon Suk-yeol is making about Moon Jae-in’s North Korea policy need a fact check In both South Korea and elsewhere in recent years, subjective speculation appears to be prevailing over facts as the boundary between objective truth and public opinion blurs.

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