Global Outlook: Peace and Security in Northeast Asia

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

Global Outlook: Peace and Security in Northeast Asia

The Four Shadows Cast By AUKUS

By Chung-in Moon  |  19 October, 2021

On September 15, the leaders of the US, the UK, and Australia convened in Washington, where they agreed to form a new security pact called AUKUS. Considering that the three countries have already been allies for quite some time, it’s striking that they would establish yet another partnership for sharing military technology. That represents an evolution of their alliance.

What If… We Could Build Trust in Northeast Asia

By Hugh Miall  |  15 October, 2021

What would the people of Northeast Asia want in the field of peace and security ‘if only’ things were different? According to a Carnegie survey, the majority of people in South Korea believe that a unified Korea should continue to have an alliance with the United States after unification. A majority also feel that a unified Korea should have an alliance with China. A great majority hope that unification can be brought about by a peaceful compromise.

Real Lesson Korea Should Take Away from Fall of Kabul

By Chung-in Moon  |  15 September, 2021

In order to not repeat the errors of Afghanistan, South Korea must reconsider the role the US military plays on the peninsula.

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon  |  04 August, 2021

President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.

Why Pyongyang Won’t Pursue Dialogue with US

By Chung-in Moon  |  14 July, 2021

Given North Korea’s stronger nuclear arsenal, the pervasiveness of anti-North Korean sentiment in the US, and the intensifying rivalry between the US and China, another North Korean nuclear crisis at this point might not be manageable.

Four Idols of South Korea-US Alliance Advocates

By Chung-in Moon  |  16 June, 2021

The South Korea-US summit on May 21 came to a successful conclusion. It served as an opportunity for making the two countries’ alliance more reciprocal and comprehensive.

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