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Asia Pacific Politics

Trump and the Koreas: What to expect from calculated irrationaliy

Donald Trump’s tumultuous debut into international relations encourages debate around his strategic coherence and balance with North and South Korea.

International Technology and infrastructure

Bankers beware: North Korea is on a hacking spree

North Korea has mounted a series of cyber attacks by taking advantage of outdated financial technology, mainly through the SWIFT network.

Asia Pacific Politics

Not just a corruption case: the South Korean Presidential Scandal

South Koreans were swept off their feet with tidings of possibly the worst political corruption scandal in recent history. Initial reports of Sun-sil Choi, a businesswoman unaffiliated with the government,

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Understanding China’s multi-faceted support of North Korea

In the context of North Korea’s fifth nuclear test earlier this month, China-North Korea relations warrant deeper examination.

Asia Pacific Economics

Russia lacks economic clout in tentative pivot to Asia

Russia needs to have a stronger economic proposal as to how it can add value to the east Asia region in the long-term.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Could Iran be the key to disarming North Korea?

Iran and South Korea have unveiled a new series of agreements to expand cooperation on energy, trade, and infrastructure development. While the prospect for increasing future economic relations is a

Asia Pacific Security

Why North Korea’s failed missile launches matter

North Korea’s failed missile tests underscore its growing military capabilities and highlight potential short-term instability in the region.

Asia Pacific Security

East Asian plutonium policies risk regional stability

Major countries in East Asia are either considering or already engaging in reprocessing spent fuel from nuclear power plants—a procedure that builds vulnerable stockpiles of plutonium. Intentions notwithstanding, the policies present serious nuclear and radiological risks.

Asia Pacific Security

Why more UN sanctions on North Korea won’t matter

Competing global interests and North Korea’s economic isolation make UN sanctions ineffective as Pyongyang continues as it always does, and deja vu reigns. Last week, the United Nations Security Council

Asia Pacific Security

China may have voted for North Korea sanctions, but this means little for the countries’ relationship

The UN has recently imposed its severest sanctions yet on North Korea in the wake of its recent hydrogen bomb test.  However, even while Russia and China both supported the