- NewsletterBy Daniel BobNov 24, 2015
Over the weekend, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Korea’s President Park Geun-hye met at the East Asian Summit in Malaysia – the third time the two have seen each other directly in less than two months.
- NewsletterBy Evan RamstadNov 24, 2015
On the evening of the day earlier this month when South Korean high school seniors took their college entrance exam, a friend in Seoul posted a note on Facebook about the shame he was feeling. He wrote that his son, who is in his early 20s several years out of high school, took the test for a third time and, once again, the result disappointed.
- NewsletterNov 24, 2015
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, speaking recently at the ASEAN defense ministers' meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, called upon Chinese president Xi Jinping to honor his recent commitments in the South China Sea.
- ReportNov 23, 2015
North Korea is emerging as a significant actor in cyberspace with both its military and clandestine organizations gaining the ability to conduct cyber operations. However, there is no comprehensive standard literature about North Korea’s cyber capabilities that takes an integrated view of the topic.
- NewsletterBy Yang Razali KassimNov 20, 2015
The Xi-Ma summit in Singapore was a well-kept secret. When the historic meeting finally took place for the first time on 7 November 2015, the effect was cataclysmic.
- ReportBy Sarah Ladislaw, Michelle MeltonNov 20, 2015
Climate change is an important issue today, touching on virtually all facets of policymaking ranging from transportation to urban planning to economic policy, electricity, and international affairs.Afghanistan, Africa, Americas, Arctic, Asia, Caribbean, Caucasus, Central Asia, China, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Europe, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Japan, Korea, Middle East, NATO, North Africa, North America, Australia, NZ & Pacific, Pakistan, Russia, Russia and Eurasia, South America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, Western Europe
- NewsletterNov 20, 2015
The Korea Chair team takes a biweekly look back at events of interest in Washington, Seoul, and the region from November 5 - November 18, 2015.
- ReportBy Juan C. Zarate , Farah PandithNov 16, 2015
There is a broad consensus that the United States and the West are losing the messaging war against the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and like-minded terrorists. Indeed, there has been much focus on terrorists’ use of social media to spread their message and attract thousands of followers from the heart of the Middle East to America’s heartland.
- ReportNov 16, 2015
Food insecurity is both a consequence and a cause of conflict, making it inexorably linked with political stability at regional, national, and international levels. Lack of access to affordable food has proven to trigger revolutions and spark unrest across the world.
- ReportNov 16, 2015
Tensions between north and South Korea escalated rapidly in the late summer of 2015 after an august 4 landmine blast in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), the fortified border that separates the two sides of the peninsula. The explosion blew off the legs of two patrolling South Korean soldiers and triggered a heated exchange between the two sides.