Publications by Bernt Berger
North Korea diplomacy: Irresistible forces and immovable objects
North Korea’s nuclear test on 6 January was not a surprise. Over the past year the single cause for speculation was about how long Pyongyang would postpone the test.
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 […]
China’s New National Security Law
On 1 July the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress passed a new national security law. The draft summarises all kinds of domestic and international risks, and the […]
Sanctions against North Korea: a tricky dilemma
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world. Yet the sanctions have been costly and technically difficult to implement. And […]
The EU and Asian Security: What role does the EU have in East Asia security?
The debate about the EU’s role in East Asia security is as old as its common Security and Defense Policy, and has always been controversial. With new strategic and security […]
China’s Myanmar Policy: Dilemma or Strategic Ambiguity?
Enmeshed directly and indirectly in Myanmar’s ethnic conflicts, Beijing is facing a dilemma in how to deal with ethnic Chinese irredentist groups amidst ongoing fighting in northern Shan State. Failure […]
The Limits of Russia’s “Pivot to Asia”
Forging closer economic and strategic ties with East Asia constitutes a rebalancing act in Moscow’s attempts to diversify its markets and counter its increased isolation in the wake of the […]
Myanmar’s Armed Forces: The Case for Engagement
Over three years since the inauguration of the civilian government, the Tatmadaw finds itself increasingly isolated politically and under scrutiny like never before from Myanmar’s burgeoning mass media and civil […]