From DKI APCSS in Honolulu, Hawaii, we bring you the latest Security Nexus | Webinar highlights! Hosted by Professor James Minnich, the webinar delved into the intricate nuclear landscape of the Indo-Pacific, featuring Dr. Lami Kim, an esteemed expert in nuclear proliferation and Northeast Asian security.
Dr. Lami Kim’s OpEd “South Korea Needs a Drone Strategy” was recently published in the National Interest. According to Kim, “As North Korea’s drone capabilities increase, the South Korean military must enhance its capability to counter North Korea’s drone threats. As drone technology evolves and drones increasingly become an essential tool of the armed forces, Seoul must also find ways to utilize drones effectively in conjunction with other weapons systems on the battlefield. South Korea’s decision to establish a drone operation command is a step in the right direction. However, as it stands, South Korea’s strategy lacks clear objectives. Deciding [...]
In a new policy brief published in the ASIA-Pacific Leadership network, DKI APCSS Prof. Lami Kim examines the implications of China’s nuclear weapons build-up on Northeast Asian security. Kim argues that the threat lies less in direct nuclear risk to the US homeland and more in the potential impact on vital US interests in the region, including the increased risk of an emboldened invasion of Taiwan and possible nuclear arms pursuits by Japan and South Korea. Kim suggests strengthening deterrence measures, enhancing transparency, and establishing viable crisis management mechanisms to mitigate these risks. Read the Policy Brief The views [...]
In a report published by the Pacific Forum, professors Sungmin Cho and Lami Kim contribute articles exploring the evolving U.S.-South Korea alliance through technology and cybersecurity. Cho’s chapter titled “The Geopolitics of Semiconductor Cooperation among the United States, Korea, and China.” takes a deep dive into the geopolitics of semiconductor cooperation among the three countries. Kim’s chapter, titled "5G/6G, Cybersecurity and US-South Korea Cooperation,” investigates the possibilities of U.S.-South Korea collaboration on cybersecurity, focusing on the implications of 5G and 6G technologies. The overall publication emphasizes the need to adapt and fortify the U.S.-South Korea alliance amid swift advancements in [...]
Dr. Steven Kim Dr. Steven Kim and Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd recently collaborated on an article discussing whether North Korea would follow Myanmar in adopting institutional reforms. Their article "Worlds Apart: Why North Korea Won't Follow Myanmar's Path to Reform," which appears in the 2014 Winter edition of Global Asia, compares the two countries in terms of the factors affecting their decision regarding reform. In the article they state: "The reason that reforms in Myanmar have raised such high expectations for North Korea is the perceived similarities of the two regimes. As with North Korea today, under military control [...]
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies faculty members Dr. Steven Kim and Dr. Saira Yamin both had articles published recently. Dr. Kim had an article entitled "North Korea is not Burma" published July 19 in East Asia Forum, which provides a platform for the best in East Asian analysis, research and policy comment on the Asia Pacific region and world affairs, according to their website. Here is an excerpt: "The recent reforms in Burma have prompted discussions about the likelihood that North Korea might embark on a similar path. Both countries are poor, isolated, repressive, nationalistic and considered pariahs by the international [...]
APCSS professors Dr. Steven Kim and Dr. Al Oehlers recently published articles on strategic crossroads and how these can impact the region. “North Korea’s succession: Kim Jong-un faces tough strategic decisions” by Dr. Steven Kim was recently published by the East Asia Forum. In the article, Kim describes how “The Kim Jong-un regime now stands at a crossroads, and the country’s future depends on whether it looks to the past or to the future in searching for the solutions to its enormous and pressing problems.” Read More… “Papua: Time for Firm U.S. Stand?” by Dr. Al Oehlers was featured in The Diplomat. In the article he describes [...]
Dr. Steven Kim recently co-authored an article with Dr. Haesook Chae entitled “Conservatives and Progressives in South Korea” This article received a “Certificate of Award for Outstanding Faculty Paper” at the meeting of the International Studies Association-West, San Francisco in September 2007 and was recently published in The Washington Quarterly (Autumn 2008). […]
Dr. Steven Kim's article entitled, “ROK's Nuclear Experiments: A Successful Case of Alliance Management (expanded version of the original APCSS publication of the same title),” has been published in the Spring/Summer 2005 issue of International Journal of Korean Studies. The information regarding this journal can be found at the following website--http://www.icks.org/. Dr. Kim is an assistant professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. -END- The views expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of APCSS, the U.S. Pacific Command, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.