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Kan Kimura - Dilemma in Northeast Asia: North Korea, China and United States - KPAC

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Moynihan Korean Peninsula Affairs Center present:

Kan Kimura, Director, The Asian Research Collaboration Center, Professor, Graduate School International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University, Japan

Dilemma in Northeast Asia: North Korea, China and United States
Northeast Asia is undergoing a big structural change. North Korea’s development of nuclear ballistic missiles is no longer just a perceived threat, but now has become an actual threat to the stability of the region. There is a consensus on the need to contain North Korea’s nuclear weapons among all actors in the region, but there are divergent views on the appropriate containment strategies. Japan is maintaining its usual strong stance toward North Korea, whereas South Korea’s newly elected Moon Jae-in administration is attempting to engage North Korea in talks about the eventual curtailment of its nuclear and missile programs. Given the Trump Administration’s ambiguity in its stance towards the East Asian region, the future of the region is unpredictable. China’s rapid and massive expansion is certainly another important factor in projecting the future of the region. This talk will explore the current and future status of the international relations of the Northeast Asia region as viewed through the lenses of different actors in the region and their foreign policy strategies.

Open to the public. Lunch will be served.

For information on accessibility, or to request accommodation, please contact Marc Albert at 315-443-9248. 

Sponsored by the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center and the East Asia Pogram at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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