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US, Japan, and South Korea Coordination Key to Competing in Southeast Asia

Report by Coauthors

In picking fronts that offer the paths of least resistance, trilateral cooperation will maximize the presence of all three countries in ASEAN, maintaining balance in the region and making collective progress toward economic and development goals.

Ships from the United States and Jpa
US Navy
Defense and Security

Cooperating, Competing, Confronting: US-Japan-South Korea Trilateral Cooperation as China Rises

Report by Coauthors

A report from the Task Force on Trilateral Cooperation Amid China’s Rise recommends a new policy mix that leverages each country’s individual strengths and advantages.

ships in the south china sea
US Foreign Policy

Ahead of Biden-Moon Summit, South Koreans and Americans Align on China and North Korea

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Chicago Council survey data find majorities in South Korea view China as more of a security threat than a security partner and as more of an economic threat than an economic partner.

South Korean President Moon
Public Opinion

Japan, the Indo-Pacific, and the "Quad"

Policy Brief by Emma Chanlett-Avery

This brief analyzes the 2017 ASEAN summit where four of the region's major maritime democracies discussed the revival of quadrilateral cooperation for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

President Moon Jae-In, President Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Global Politics