Regional Security Cooperation in East Asia
Despite maritime issues, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and an increased militarization of the region, the security situation in the East Asia as a whole is today rather good. However, regional stability is threatened by the lack of functional security structures that could decrease tension as they arise. As some of the more unstable countries in the world lie within East Asia, or close to its borders, this is a problem that needs to be addressed. Increased military spending, and a lack of transparency in intentions and capacity could potentially create more tension, and although the likelihood that it would escalate into war is rather small, it is not negligible.
ISDP’s work aims at understand the security situation and to study how regional security mechanisms could be implemented to increase security and decrease regional tension.
THAAD in the Korean Peninsula
Summary On July 7, 2016, South Korea and the U.S. agreed to deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in the Korean Peninsula. The South Korean public generally agrees […]
Japan`s Policy towards the South China Sea – Applying “Proactive Peace Diplomacy”?
Japan’s policy towards the South China Sea (SCS) is likely to have a considerable bearing on the future shape of the regional order in this region although ultimately US-China competition […]
Environmental Challenges and Cooperation in Northeast Asia
Ranging from transboundary air pollution to maritime degradation, the countries of Northeast Asia face serious environmental threats that necessitate effective regional cooperation. This paper seeks to provide a concise and […]
South Korea: A Driver for Cooperative Security in Northeast Asia?
With regional security trends in Northeast Asia tending towards rising uncertainty and risk, the region is urgently in need of a new security model. This paper outlines why South Korea must assume […]
Much at stake for Turnbull and the region at East Asia Summit
The 10th East Asia Summit this weekend promises to be one of the most interesting bits of summitry in some time. This, the last stop on Malcolm Turnbull’s five-nation tour […]
China’s New Silk Road: a Security Deficit?
China needs to partner up with the governments of Greater Central Asia to increase stability and security or the New Silk Road initiative will be difficult to implement, writes Niklas […]