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Scholarly Publications

Uneasy Partnerships: China’s Engagement with Japan, the Koreas, and Russia in the Era of Reform

April 2017

Uneasy Partnerships presents the analysis and insights of practitioners and scholars who have shaped and examined China's interactions with key Northeast Asian partners.

South Korea in 2016: Political Leadership in Crisis

March 2017

South Korean President Park Geun-hye faced a leadership crisis after revelations that she relied on a confidant with no official position for key decision-making in state affairs.

Parting Observations on American Foreign Policy

July 2016

In 2014 Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth was a Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Walter H.

Other Publications

Sixteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

August 2016

The sixteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Fifteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

December 2015

The fifteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Fourteenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

September 2015

The fourteenth session of the Korea-U.S.

News

What lower US engagement in Northeast Asia could mean

April 2017

Uncertainty about U.S. intentions in Northeast Asia has increased fear that events could spin out of control in the region due to American disengagement.

Stanford experts offer policy proposals, insights on US-Asia relations

February 2017

Stanford scholars are encouraging the new administration to consider steps to alleviate the uncertainty and anxiety felt by countries in East Asia about U.S.

Events

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

April 20, 2017

South Korea holds a presidential election on May 9 due to the impeachment of its previous president, Park Geun Hye.

Normalization by Other Means: The Failed Techno-diplomacy of Light Water Reactor Export in the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

March 17, 2017

Abstract: In 1992, North Korea offered to dismantle its plutonium-production reactors in exchange for more “proliferation-resistant” light water reactors (LWRs) from the West, and this offer...

Intersections of Science, Language, and Literature in Modern and Premodern Korea

October 28, 2016

To RSVP, please click here. Inquiries to kcortright@stanford.eduScience and literature studies have constituted an exciting arena for academic investigation in recent decades.

Projects

Tailored Engagement: Toward an Effective and Sustainable Inter-Korean Relations Policy

The already serious situation on the Korean Peninsula is worsening. North Korea is on a path to credibly threaten South Korea, Japan, U.S.
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Engaging North Korea

Rapidly changing circumstances continue to shape relations on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia.
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Teaching Resources on Korea

To promote a deeper understanding of Korean culture, history, and contemporary issues, we recommend the following diverse set of teaching resources and curriculum tools to bring Korea to life in K...
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Multimedia

North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates

March 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program seminar on March 3, 2017, titled "North Korean Nuke, THAAD, and South Korean Debates," with Chung-in Moon, the Krause Distinguished Fellow at U.C.

Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?

February 2017

Video and transcript from Shorenstein APARC's Korea Program panel discussion, "Impeachment and After: What Does the Future Hold for Korea's Politics?" on Jan.

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

People

Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow Professor, Management Science and Engineering
Yong Suk Lee Center Fellow
Joseph Torigian Joseph Torigian Postdoctoral Fellow
Robert Carlin Visiting Scholar
Young Ju Choi Visiting Scholar
Katharina Zellweger Visiting Scholar
Dayna Barnes Visiting Scholar, CDDRL
Youngsik Oh Visiting Scholar
Daniel C. Sneider Associate Director for Research
Rylan Sekiguchi Curriculum Designer