Candlelight Mandate, Moonshine Diplomacy, and Partisan Narratives

In 2016, conservative president Park Geun-hye’s trustpolitik crumbled with North Korea’s nuclear tests. This triggered a barrage of policy reversals, including decisions to (1) deploy the US anti-ballistic […]

Gambling on Great Power Relations

The four years from 2016 to 2019 saw both a high point in expectations that Seoul could reshape geopolitics in Northeast Asia and a low point in awareness […]

Tracking the Big Shift in Japan’s Foreign Policy Thinking toward Asia, 2013-2016

Tracking the Big Shift in Japan’s Foreign Policy Thinking toward Asia, 2013-2016 Gilbert Rozman Taking office at the end of 2012, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo set Japan’s foreign […]