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U.S. President Donald Trump attends a dinner hosted by South Korea's President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea on November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The U.S.-ROK Alliance and Policy Coordination Toward China

This post is authored by Abraham M. Denmark, director of the Asia program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. It is part of a project conducted by the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, supported by the Korea Foundation and Smith Richardson Foundation, that analyzes prospects for U.S.-ROK strategic coordination on China and the broader Indo-Pacific region.  Read More

March 18, 2019

Southeast Asia
Five Eyes Intelligence Sharing Has Failed to Combat White Nationalist Terrorism

By Van Jackson New Zealand may appear to be a paradise in the Pacific, but it is afflicted by many of the problems facing other liberal democracies, such as a rising suicide rate and deep socioeconomic inequalities with no clear solution. To this list of shared problems, tragically, one can now add white nationalist terrorism.

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March 15, 2019

Southeast Asia
Potential Scenarios in Thailand’s Election

With a week left before Thailand’s first national elections in eight years, the kingdom looks unlikely to resolve its political tensions, no matter the result of the vote. Instead, Thailand seems destined for continued political instability, although that instability could come in different forms, depending on the results of the election.

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March 11, 2019

India
A Matter of Particular Concern: India’s Transition From Biomass Burning

Aaron Steinberg is an interdepartmental program assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. 

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