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Confronting China's Rise to Regional Dominance


A panel of experts from the US, Japan, and South Korea discuss a coordinated trilateral response to China’s growing power in the Asia-Pacific region.

An aircraft carrier and a helicopter destroyer sail in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force as aircraft from the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force fly overhead in formation.
Kaila V. Peters

Past Events

Partner Event: America, Australia, and Nuclear Proliferation in the Indo-Pacific


A panel of US and Australian experts considers what America's weakening alliances and the unraveling of the nuclear non-proliferation regime could mean for the Indo-Pacific region.

A mock Scud-B missile and other mock South Korean missiles are displayed at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul

Japan's Olympic Story, from 1964 to 2021


After COVID-19 forced Japan to delay the 2020 Olympics, a panel of experts explores the potential impact of the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games compared to Japan’s first time hosting in 1964 and the Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics.

A pedestrian looks at pictures of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Commentary & Analysis

As Vaccination Campaigns Continue Around the World, Restrictions Lift and Optimism Spreads

Running Numbers by Coauthors

Some countries, now awash in vaccines, are looking abroad to help other countries combat the pandemic. For those with slower rollouts, the fight against the pandemic continues.


With Normalcy Returning in Some Places, Global Public Opinion Shows a Degree of Anxiety

Running Numbers by Coauthors

While coronavirus restrictions are being incrementally removed in certain countries, some people are feeling concern at returning to the activities that had characterized their pre-pandemic lives.



Ahead of Biden-Suga Summit, Americans See Japan as the United States' Most Important Partner

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Craig Kafura and Karl Friedhoff analyze findings of a recent poll examining American public opinion on US relations with Japan.

President Joe Biden meets with the leaders of Japan, India, and Australia
The White House
Public Opinion

South Koreans See China as More Threat than Partner, But Not the Most Critical Threat Facing the Country

Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

Majorities of South Koreans cite low birthrates in South Korea and North Korea’s nuclear program as larger threats than China's economic or military power.

2021 meeting between Moon, Blinken, and Austin
Public Opinion