New Perspectives in Foreign Policy is published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide a forum for young professionals to debate issues of importance in foreign policy. Though New Perspectives seeks to bring new voices into the dialogue, it does not endorse specific opinions or policy prescriptions.
PacNet #58 -- Dealing with America’s China Problem in Asia – Targeting China’s Vulnerabilities by Robert Sutter
Robert Sutter (firstname.lastname@example.org ) is a professor at George Washington University.
Choi Kyung-hwan, 59, is the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister as a part of a series of cabinet member reshuffle announced in June 2014. Previously, Dr. Choi served as the co-chairman of the Saenuri Party Election Task Force, a post that he held since April 2014.
Jonathan Berkshire Miller [email@example.com ] is a non-resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS and Chair of the Japan-Korea Working Group, a Young Leaders initiative that focuses on ways that Japan and Korea can work together. The Group’s first report was published this month and outlines policy recommendations for Japan-Korea cooperation. The online version is available here  and at http://bit.ly/1r7GsHN. 
Asia stands out as the world’s most vibrant region, where rivalries and confrontation coincide with increased economic cooperation and community building. How should we interpret these two dynamics, and what are the implications for U.S. policy?
Sebastian Maslow (firstname.lastname@example.org ) is research fellow at the German Institute for Japan Studies Tokyo (DIJ). Previously he was an assistant professor of Japanese international politics at Heidelberg University’s Centre for East Asian Studies. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming volume ‘Risk State: Japan’s Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty’ published by Ashgate.
Alphonse F. La Porta (email@example.com ) is a retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer who served as Ambassador to Mongolia and is experienced in Southeast Asian affairs. He currently is president of the Malaysia-America Foundation.
Beginning in 2010, more than 50 world leaders have met three times as part of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) process. The NSS was proposed by U.S. President Obama in his 2009 speech in Prague, and it has resulted in the steady, incremental improvement of global nuclear security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. The likely final summit will be held in Washington in 2016.
Nicole Forrester (Nicole@pacforum.org ) is director of the Young Leaders Program at Pacific Forum CSIS. She is a former Australian diplomat and senior international relations adviser.