In this Nuclear Debates in Asia Digest we explore how China, India, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam reacted to the Iran-P5+1 nuclear agreement that freezes key elements of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
At at November 14 conference co-sponsered by RPI and the IERES Central Asia Program, panelists discussed the role of nuclear issues for countries in Central Asia, the status of programs in established nuclear powers such as China, India, and Japan, and the links developing between these countries.
In October’s Policy Brief, RPI author Andrew Kuchins examines how Russia’s foreign policy has evolved over the past two years from the lens of President Vladimir Putin’s leadership, conflict in the Middle East, and U.S.-Russia relations.
RPI co-hosted the launch of National Bureau of Asian Research’s latest book, Strategic Asia 2013-14: Asia in the Second Nuclear Age. Panel discussions featured leading experts examining the “historical, strategic, and political factors that drive a country’s calculations vis-à-vis nuclear weapons and draws implications for American interests.”
Pakistan is undergoing a period of unprecedented transition after recent elections marked the first time two civilian governments succeeded each other peacefully. Will Pakistan’s emerging civilian government grapple with control over nuclear decisionmaking? This Policy Brief provides an understanding of how control over the Pakistani nuclear arsenal evolved over time and what the future might hold should the civilian government continue to consolidate its power.
Explicitly identifying the Asia-Pacific region as a geostrategic priority for the United States, the Obama administration is paying a higher level of attention to the region across a wide range of issue areas. This represents a significant shift in U.S. policy.What will be the consequences for U.S.-China relations and the Asia-Pacific region? Read more in this Policy Report
On December 5, former South African President Nelson Mandela, died at age 95. Mandela served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities and led his country into a new era of freedom and democracy. In …Read More »
On November 23, China announced the establishment of an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over disputed parts of the East China Sea and declared that it would scramble “emergency defense responses” to aircraft that entered …Read More »
Negotiators from Iran and the so-called P5+1 powers – the United States, Britain, France, China, Russia, and Germany – announced on November 24 that they reached a deal to address suspicions over Iran’s nuclear …Read More »
RPI Author Gregg Brazinsky (GWU) recently appeared on C-SPAN to discuss the lead up to the Korean War, significant battles, military and foreign policy decisions made by the Truman administration, and conditions which lead up to the cease-fire which took place July 27, 1953.