Saturday, September 20, 2014

Yoon Young-kwan

Yoon Young-kwan, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, is currently Professor of International Relations at Seoul National University and a visiting scholar at the Free University of Berlin and the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs).

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East Asia military Revolution
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Asia’s Military Revolution

There are three ways to foster international peace: deepening economic interdependence, promoting democracy, and building international institutions. Unfortunately, because East Asia’s leaders have… read more

Newsart for China’s North Korean Pivot
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China’s North Korean Pivot

The time has come for China to rebalance its traditional geostrategic interests with its new role as a global leader – and that means adopting a policy of disciplined engagement toward North Korea.… read more

Newsart for Realism on North Korea
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Realism on North Korea

The world’s task in addressing North Korea’s recent saber rattling is made no easier by the fact that it confronts an impoverished and effectively defeated country. On the contrary, it is precisely… read more

Newsart for The Asian Sleepwalkers
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The Asian Sleepwalkers

Whether East Asia’s leaders like it or not, the region’s international relations are more akin to nineteenth-century European balance-of-power politics than to the stable Europe of today. Will the… read more

Newsart for Asia’s Next Axis
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Asia’s Next Axis

Last month, the leaders of China, Japan, and South Korea agreed to begin negotiations later this year on a trilateral free-trade agreement. If the talks succeed, the global trade map will need to be… read more

Newsart for Whither North Korea?
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Whither North Korea?

So far, the succession of power in North Korea from Kim Jong-il to to his son, Kim Jong-un, seems to be proceeding in an orderly fashion. But, despite appearances, few totalitarian regimes have ever… read more

Newsart for Asia’s Threesome Turns Four
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Asia’s Threesome Turns Four

Relations among Northeast Asia's’s three major powers, China, South Korea, and Japan, are burdened both by territorial disputes and by the bitter historical legacies of Japanese colonialism. But… read more

Newsart for Can East Asians Cooperate?
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Can East Asians Cooperate?

As China continues its unremitting rise, people throughout East Asia are wondering whether their states can achieve the peaceful, stable relations that now characterize Europe. If so, East Asians… read more

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