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.
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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Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair appeared on the PBS NewsHour program on August 11 to discuss the latest provocations from North Korea and options for the U.S. government.
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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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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