How South Korea Can Contribute to the Defense of Taiwan

By |2022-10-24T15:22:36-10:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: news, Cho|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Sungmin Cho has a new co-authored paper titled “How South Korea can contribute to the defense of Taiwan” published in the Washington Quarterly. According to Cho, “It remains unclear what South Korea can and should do in a Taiwan contingency. US-China competition is currently fiercest over this issue—it is the most likely potential cause of a great-power war between the two sides. Preventing this outcome through enhanced deterrence depends on the policies of US allies like South Korea. What can South Korea do to support US-led efforts, and what are the major hurdles in attaining deeper bilateral cooperation on [...]

South Korea’s Taiwan Conundrum

By |2022-01-05T13:14:50-10:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Faculty Articles, External Publications, news, Cho|Tags: , |

“South Korea’s Taiwan Conundrum” is Dr. Sungmin Cho’s latest commentary for War on the Rocks. What would South Korea do if China attacked Taiwan?  According to Cho, “many people in Washington, Taipei, and Tokyo are wondering. South Korea’s position remains much more ambivalent than Japan’s. Seoul is understandably more worried about the possibility of retaliation from China, akin to Beijing’s fury over the basing of a U.S. defensive missile system in South Korea several years ago. Seoul also has a unique concern that Beijing would turn even more non-cooperative in the future process of Korean unification, if it ever occurs, as a result [...]

Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same

By |2020-06-08T12:35:40-10:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Watson, Journal, news|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Five Coronavirus Success Stories: Different, But the Same” is a new paper written by DKI APCSS professor Dr. Virginia Bacay Watson for Security Nexus. In this paper, Dr. Watson highlights the steps taken by five countries to minimize the spreading of COVID-19 through a common thread of effective preparation, quick actions and effective, trusted leadership, despite different approaches. Excerpt: All told, the quick, early, and decisive actions of the governments of Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam enabled them to manage the coronavirus spread. A legacy of a robust health-care infrastructure provided a point of departure for assessing additional [...]

US, Taiwan Lead Multilateral Workshop on Private, Civil and Public Disaster Response Cooperation

By |2022-10-19T15:01:04-10:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Workshop, news|Tags: , |

NCDR Secretary General Dr. LI Wei-Sen hosts a site visit to the Ventral Emergency Operations Center, one of three centers in Taiwan. Disaster management professionals from Taiwan, the U.S. and 12 Indo-Pacific countries conducted a workshop December 11-14 to explore ways to integrate private, civil and public sectors into disaster response. The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) and the National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) cohosted the workshop in Taipei, Taiwan titled “Integrating Private, Civil & Public Sector Disaster Response.” Taiwan is considered a world leader in disaster response and [...]

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