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Asia Security Initiative research and reports engage with key regional stakeholders, decision-makers and opinion leaders to produce content incorporating regional voices and develop action-oriented strategies to shape policy of the United States and its allies and partners.

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The Asia Security Initiative regularly convenes high-level discussions that engage policymakers, experts, and officials to make real-world impact including changing or informing policies of the US government or its allies and partners, as well as affecting corporate sector policies, by offering concrete, actionable policy recommendations on a range of traditional and non-traditional issues.

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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Miyeon Oh

Director & Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative

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Content

Fri, Aug 2, 2019

How to break the Japan-Korea impasse

The Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative hosted a strategy session with a small group of top US experts and officials to discuss ways forward and offer actionable, practical policy recommendations to the United States to help mitigate bilateral tensions and resolve the ongoing confrontation between Japan and Korea.

Strategic Insights Memo by Miyeon Oh and Barry Pavel

Crisis Management Japan

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Priority-based approach to the North Korean nuclear issue—An enlightened dose of self-centeredness

From the time Chairman Kim Jong-Un started his “charm offensive” early last year until the fallout of the second summit meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February 2019, officials and experts have debated whether North Korea is ready for denuclearization on the terms of the United States and its allies. Rather […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae

Economic Sanctions Korea

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Diplomacy surrounding the Korean peninsula

For more than half a century, the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances have played critical roles for maintenance and enhancement of peace and security in Northeast Asia, the entire Asia-Pacific region, and even the world. The future course of US-North Korea and inter-Korea negotiations over denuclearization and building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula is […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae and James L. Schoff

Korea Missile Defense

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

North Korea must regain Washington’s trust, South Korean official says

Special adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in argues that diplomatic and security assurances—not sanctions relief—are the key to achieving North Korean denuclearization

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Economic Sanctions Korea
SKdelegation

Wed, Jun 19, 2019

2019 Atlantic Council-East Asia Foundation Strategic Dialogue

On June 19, the Asia Security Initiative hosted a full-day public conference to develop forward-looking recommendations for ongoing efforts with the DPRK, the US-ROK security and economic partnership, and their implications in the broader Indo-Pacific region. US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun and his South Korean counterpart, Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Indo-Pacific Korea
seoultrip

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Korea journalist fellowship Seoul trip

From April 1-5, the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s eight US-based Korea Journalist Fellows traveled to Seoul for a trip to increase their understanding of the most critical security and economic issues on the Korean Peninsula. This trip was the highlight of their one-year fellowship, during which they engaged in back-to-back meetings with ministerial […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Korea

Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Oh in The National Interest: North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Miyeon Oh Thinks Will Happen

In the News by Miyeon Oh

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Prospects for US-South Korean-Japanese trilateral security cooperation

Although assessing the intensity and depth of trilateral security cooperation or a lack thereof is hardly a new issue, the stakes are arguably the highest since the outbreak of the North Korean nuclear crisis in the early 1990s.

Report by Chung Min Lee

Defense Policy Japan

Mon, Dec 17, 2018

The United States and its allies need to understand China’s North Korea policy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on October 26 marked the first time in seven years that a serving Japanese prime minister has traveled to China for official bilateral meetings with his counterparts. Lost in the headlines of this historic summit was the fact that the two leaders […]

New Atlanticist by Taisuke Mibae

China Economic Sanctions

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Atlantic Council names Dr. Miyeon Oh as the Director of Scowcroft Center’s Asia Security Initiative

Appointment comes as North Korea negotiations continue, US-China tensions increase, and nontraditional security issues such as artificial intelligence emerge. WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council announced today that Dr. Miyeon Oh has been named the first director of the Asia Security Initiative within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Dr. Oh was previously a […]

Press Release by Atlantic Council