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Since 2006, the AWC has focused on building bridges between Asia and the West through rigorous scholarship, academic programs, and hosting public events, lectures, and presentations by distinguished guests from across the globe.

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New Article from Dr. Maorong Jiang

In "The International Relations of Proxy War: Great Power Competition Facilitates Policy Shifts in North Korea-US Relations," Dr. Jiang explores a path forward in United States policy toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Dr. Jiang argues that the United States has an opportunity to counter China and Russia by accepting the temporary reality of a nuclearized peninsula and focusing on drawing North Korea into the constraining regimes of the international community.

See the full article by clicking here.

Originally published in Modern Diplomacy, October 9, 2023.

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Recent Event - "The U.S., Japan, and South Korea: Security Partners in the Indo-Pacific"

Featuring: Andrew Schilling, Honorary Consul of Japan for Nebraska

Thursday, 2 November 2023

Lecture Summary: The trilateral summit meeting in Camp David in August 2023 has solidified the United States, Japan, and South Korea as vital security partners in the Indo-Pacific region.  This landmark meeting underscores a shared commitment to regional stability and peace, aligning closely with Japan’s National Security Strategy, which emphasizes its role in upholding international norms and fostering a free and open Indo-Pacific. Honorary Consul Andrew Schilling will address the evolution of Japan’s national security posture and self-defense policy to adapt to emerging global threats while adhering to its constitutional principles of peace and non-aggression. Within the Indo-Pacific security landscape, concerns such as North Korea’s missile threat and arms exports, the intricate dynamics between China and Taiwan, Russia’s military activities, and the economic advantages offered by multilateral trade pacts like the CPTPP are all focal points, highlighting the need for collaborative efforts among these security partners to address the challenges effectively.

Special thanks to Andrew Schilling, the Japanese Outreach Initiative, and all who attended in-person and virtually.

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Dr. Maorong Jiang
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