US Global Posture Review Calls for Stationing More Units in South Korea
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Monday that it will station an Apache attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters permanently in South Korea in a bid to deter threats from China and North Korea in the region. […]
Along with the permanent stationing of Apache helicopter unit and artillery headquarters in South Korea, the Pentagon will keep about 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, the third-largest U.S. military presence outside of the United States. Some experts in Seoul had predicted that the Biden administration might reduce the troop numbers of United States Forces Korea after the U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed the latest defense authorization bill in early September. The bill removed a clause that stipulated a lower limit for U.S. troops on the Korean Peninsula. Likewise, the Senate Committee on Armed Services also submitted a defense budget bill that did not specify the minimum number of troops assigned to United States Forces Korea in late September, implying that the U.S. could reduce the number of troops in South Korea over the coming years.
South Korea’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Atmanirbhar Bharat, and the IPEF: Convergence and Commonality
For some time now, the existing multilateral networks such as those of the United Nations (UN) system have been largely ineffective in providing good global governance and helping create resilience, […]
Kishida’s New Era Realism in National Security and India Diplomacy
The Ukraine war and double threat from China and North Korea in Japan’s backyard have pushed Tokyo to update national security plans and step up India ties. On December 16, […]
Seoul’s Geopolitical Code on Quad: Imperative or Elective?
Abstract: Under the new government helmed by President Yoon Suk-yeol, South Korea (ROK) has displayed a clear tilt toward and a more open embrace of the Indo- Pacific concept. Interestingly, […]
Japan’s Historic Moment: Global Challenges Necessitate Policy Evolution
Abstract: As Japan’s power and importance in the regional and international domain continues to grow, this issue brief provides an analysis of the domestic and international threats that are challenging […]
Did Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Close the Thucydides Trap?
This article was originally posted on The National Interest’s website, you can find the article here. Chinese state media has declared the U.S. House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit […]
Japan’s Stance on a United Korea: Ambivalence or Realpolitik?
Introduction: Northeast Asia is at a critical juncture amid the gross uncertainty and chaos brought upon by geopolitical forces not just in the region but globally too. A wide range […]