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Scholarly Publications

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...


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...

FSI scholars visit US Pacific Command Headquarters

February 2016

Seventeen faculty members and researchers from Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies were hosted at U.S.


East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

Japan's Reflection on a Rising China: The Domestic Politics of Japan's China Policy

February 29, 2012

Japan's experience with China's rise thus far suggests an increasingly tumultuous Northeast Asia.

Korean Strategic Thoughts on Regional Security Cooperation

October 2, 2009

This talk will examine the evolution of Korean strategic thought on regionalism, with particular focus on regional security cooperation: How does South Korean regional thinking differ from that of...