U.S. Alliances in East Asia: Tackling the North Korea Issue

The Sasakawa USA Research Policy Lunch Series continued on December 8 with an off-the-record lunch on the topic of “U.S. Alliances in East Asia: Tackling the North Korea Issue.” The featured speaker was Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun, Special Representative for North Korea Policy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Korea and Japan in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

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Adm. Dennis Blair explains DPRK strategy of brinkmanship in Politico podcast

Categories: In the News

Although rhetoric regarding the North Korean regime’s continued nuclear tests has ramped up in Washington in recent weeks with Pyongyang’s actions, the overall North Korean strategy of provoking the international community while operating below the threshold of starting conflict has remained in place for about half a century, Sasakawa USA’s Admiral Dennis Blair explains in the latest episode of The Global Politico podcast with Susan Glasser.

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Congressional Staff Program on Asia wraps up successful inaugural class

Author: Juliane Doscher

Categories: Sasakawa USA Blog

Throughout September and October, The East-West Center in Washington, with support from Sasakawa USA, held the EWC-Sasakawa USA Congressional Staff Program on Asia (CSPA) on Capitol Hill. The inaugural class worked diligently and actively engaged with our esteemed speakers.

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Kim Jong-un’s Sword of Damocles

Author: Shigemura Toshimitsu

Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com

In the wake of multiple missile launches and a fifth nuclear test by North Korea, Pyongyang watcher Shigemura Toshimitsu offers insights into Kim Jong-un’s motivations while calling for a dramatic escalation of international sanctions.

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