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On Korean Nationalism and Its Role in the Escalating Japan-South Korea Friction

September 2019

Tension and discord in Japan-South Korea relations are nothing new, but the unfortunate, intensifying conflict between the two countries — a manifestation of right-wing Japanese nationalism and...

Video: KQED Newsroom Talks to Yong Suk Lee about the Trump-Kim Hanoi Summit

March 2019

Following the anticlimactic conclusion of the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, KQED Newsroom spoke with our Korea Program Deputy Director Yong Suk Lee about the surprising outcome of the summit and what...

Whence Korean Denuclearization

January 2019

North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen.

War of Words Threatens Greater Escalation on Korean Peninsula

October 2017

As the war of words escalates between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un amid a series of North Korean missile launches and a September 3 nuclear test, Gi-Wook Shin, director of the...

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin Says U.S-North Korea Rhetoric "Dangerous"

September 2017

NBC Bay Area spoke with Shorenstein APARC director Gi-Wook Shin on the danger of the increasingly heated language between the United States and North.

Stanford Experts Examine Options for U.S. in Dealing with North Korea

September 2017

In his Tuesday address at the United Nations General Assembly, President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies.

New North Korea sanctions a plausible step yet unlikely to break long-standing deadlock

July 2017

North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 3, a first for the country that has increasingly advanced proliferation and testing over the last three years...

Shorenstein APARC experts assess the Trump-Moon summit, bilateral challenges

July 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S.

Korea experts encouraged by Moon Jae-in election win, hopeful over prospects for inter-Korean dialogue

May 2017

Researchers from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) said they are optimistic about the election of South Korean president Moon Jae-in who assumed office last week following waves...

Shorenstein APARC scholars offer comment as tensions rise on the Korean Peninsula

May 2017

Northeast Asia relations are increasingly under strain as South Korea and China await shifts in political leadership and the threat of a sixth nuclear test by North Korea looms large.

Shorenstein APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin comments on North Korea to Yonhap News

April 2017

Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) Director Gi-Wook Shin spoke with Yonhap News about the situation on the Korean Peninsula, following a visit to U.S.

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.

President Trump's Asia Inbox

February 2017

Scholars at Stanford's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies assess the strategic situation in East Asia to be unsettled, unstable, and...

Abe-Putin summit holds prospect of resolution on island dispute

December 2016

A hot springs summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin next week hopes to solve the 70-year-old dispute over an isolated string of islands that Russian...

The rivaling narratives of World War II in Asia

September 2016

Seventy-one years ago today, Japan formally surrendered in World War II. Though the end of war may seem part of the distant past, the cultural and political legacy of that conflict still looms...

Stanford historical memory project seeks WWII reconciliation in Asia

March 2016

From atomic bombs to harsh military occupations in the World War II period, the past is very much the present in the Asia Pacific region.Stanford scholars are striving to help heal these wounds...

Stanford experts discuss Sino-American relations in wake of North Korea provocations

March 2016

Stanford experts from the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) spoke with media in Asia and the United States about the dynamics on the Korean Peninsula following recent provocations by...

Stanford military fellow John Chu promoted to colonel in US Army

December 2015

Senior Military Fellow John Chu was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army at Stanford last Friday, a position selectively afforded for distinguished service and leadership.

Seoul must prioritize alliance with the US in event of South China Sea tensions, Shin says

November 2015

South Korea must stand with the United States in the event of escalated tensions between China and the United States in the South China Sea, Stanford professor Gi-Wook Shin advised at a forum in...

Straub explains context of North-South Korea artillery fire

August 2015

North Korea today threatened military action against South Korea if it did not end its propaganda broadcasts along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) within 48 hours.

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