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Why Iran Matters to South Korea — and Why South Korea’s Middle East Posture Should Matter to the United States

Joseph Braude · ·

The controversial Iranian nuclear framework agreement presented on April 2nd in Lausanne is being closely watched 6,500 miles east of Tehran, on the Korean peninsula. Beginning in 1994, the rogue state of North Korea broke a series of promises to the international community to submit to nuclear inspectors and disarmament. In 2009, it declared that it had developed a nuclear weapon. As the country...

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Taiwan's Latest Bone of Contention: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Shelley Rigger · ·

A year ago, Taiwan-watchers were riveted by the month-long occupation of the island’s legislative chamber by young activists bent on derailing a proposed services trade agreement with the People’s Republic of China. Since late last month, the protagonists on each side of that dramatic show-down have been embroiled in a new controversy centered on many of the same issues. While the issues may be...

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The Strategy of Retrenchment and Its Consequences

Colin Dueck · ·

Over the past decade or more, leading academic foreign policy realists have argued for US strategic retrenchment. Retrenchment is a strategy designed to reduce a country's international and military costs and commitments. This can be done by cutting defense spending, withdrawing from certain alliance obligations, scaling back on deployments abroad, or reducing international expenditures. ...

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The Obama Doctrine

Experiencing South Korea

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The Marvin Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy at the Foreign Policy Research Institute invites secondary school social studies teachers to apply for participation in a special one week immersion trip to South Korea.

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