- NewsletterBy Bruce KlingnerDec 19, 2014
Myth 1. The U.S. and other nations face a policy choice between sanctions or engagement
- NewsletterDec 19, 2014
The Korea Chair team takes a biweekly look back at events of interest in Washington, Seoul, and the region from November 27 - December 17, 2014.
- NewsletterDec 18, 2014
As we prepare to leave 2014 behind, we explore five events that are expected to shape the coming year in Southeast Asia:
- NewsletterBy Jenny Jun, Scott LaFoy, and Ethan SohnDec 18, 2014
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced last night a cancellation of the upcoming release of “The Interview.” U.S. government officials also informally acknowledged that North Korea played a central role in the cyber attacks against Sony. The act against Sony is the first of its kind by North Korea, in terms of both the target and the sophistication of the hack.
- NewsletterDec 18, 2014
This month's edition of the International Security Program's electronic publication includes:
Iran: Agree to Keep Talking
By Sharon Squassoni
Open Government Data Can Help Improve Performance and Provide Accountability
By Gregory Sanders
- NewsletterDec 16, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) have their election victory. As forecast, they crushed the opposition in Sunday’s vote and consolidated their hold on the Diet. It was not a pretty sight, however; this was a problematic win, one that bodes ill for Japan if the results are interpreted as a vote for the status quo.
- NewsletterBy Sourabh GuptaDec 15, 2014
China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea have long vexed neighbors and foes alike.
- NewsletterDec 15, 2014While many observers of the Arab world had believed for years that change was inevitable, the “Arab Spring” itself came as a complete surprise four years ago. The idea that a self-immolating fruit seller in Tunisia could shake the political foundations of the Arab world to their core would have been thought ludicrous even in early January 2011.NewsletterBy Jenny Jun, Scott LaFoy, and Ethan SohnDec 12, 2014
*The recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment and the subsequent allegations of North Korea’s involvement in the attack led many to wonder about North Korea’s capability to conduct disruptive and/or destructive operations in cyberspace.At the time of this writing, investigation is ongoing and the evidences revealed so far is not conclusive enough to successfully attribute the attack to North Korea.NewsletterBy Andy LimDec 12, 2014
Sung Kim recently became the new Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan on November 2014.