Asia’s Slippery Slope: Triangular Tensions, Identity Gaps, Conflicting Regionalism, and Diplomatic Impasse toward North Korea
This volume incorporates the works of scholars examining more deeply the core issues of some of the big trends in relationships in Asia. Our academic symposium demonstrates KEI’s effort to provide constructive conversation and insightful analysis that will provide the policies for a strong U.S.-Korea alliance and U.S. foreign policy in Asia to ensure these trends develop in a positive direction. Whether you have a new or continuing relationship with reading this publication, we hope you enjoy the 25th edition of the Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies volume and the excellent work inside.
In the current situation the other sides of the hexagon (Japan and South Korea) will be seen by Moscow and Beijing as allies of the United States, and the approach to them will depend on what position they take. Tokyo and Seoul may not want to sacrifice important trade and economic ties with Russia and China on account of European problems distant from them, and will stick to moderate policies. However, in case of serious differences over the DPRK (e.g. the departure of Russia and China from the sanctions regime as a consequence of the growing general confrontation with the West), they will have to more firmly support their allies.