North Korea

IR academics comment on North Korea's ICBM test

Ben Zala and Feng Zhang voice their analysis of North Korea's latest missile test

What North Korea and Syria tell us about US primacy: It's over

Ben Zala argues that the unipolar moment is over

Trump and strategic change in Asia

Dr William Tow argues that President Trump’s ‘America first’ posture does not necessarily mean ‘Asia last’

Empty US threats over North Korea are serving Beijing’s interests

Professor Hugh White talks about the US's weakening strategic credibility with regards to North Korea and China's growing claim to the US's leadership.

US–China cooperation on North Korea remains critical

Professor Brendan Taylor talks about the US-China relationship on the North Korea issue.

Missile defence for Australia? Expensive and probably not wise

Following the most recent tests by North Korea of a missile that might be able to hit Alaska, the prospect of a direct threat to Australia from the Kim regime is exciting the Australian defence debate.

Time for a shield wall?

Turning to a ballistic missile defence system as a way of protecting Australia from a North Korean attack is a bad idea that should never get off the ground, Benjamin Zala writes.

Saving Face on the Korean Peninsula

Published in East Asia Forum, 5 May 2017.

Trump is not serious about dealing with North Korea

Hugh White writes about why he thinks the war on the Korean Peninsula is very unlikely.

With Donald Trump in the White House, what now for the Asia-Pacific?

As Donald Trump enters the Oval office, speculation is rife regarding what his presidency will mean for stability in Australia's Indo-Pacific region.

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