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

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Craig Kafura and Karl Friedhoff discuss US foreign 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

RESEARCH
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
REUTERS
Public Opinion

American Public Divided on Cooperating with, Confronting China

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

A March 2021 survey finds Americans see US priorities in Asia to be less about limiting the expansion of China and more about economic growth and strengthening democracy.

A guard outside the People Hall in Beijing.
REUTERS
Public Opinion

Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Reassuring America's Allies

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

A task force, cochaired by Chuck Hagel, Malcolm Rifkind, and Kevin Rudd with Ivo Daalder, argues that fraying American alliances and a rapidly changing security environment have shaken America’s nuclear security guarantees and threaten the 50-year-old nuclear nonproliferation regime.

Then US Vice President Joe Biden visits Observation Post Ouellette inside the DMZ, the military border separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom in 2013.
REUTERS
Defense and Security

Divisions on US-China Policy: Opinion Leaders and the Public

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

Craig Kafura, Dina Smeltz, Joshua Busby, Joshua D. Kertzer, Jonathan Monten, and Jordan Tama analyze recent surveys of foreign policy professionals and the American public on the degree of threat posed by China and how the United States should respond.

A US dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China's yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong are seen among US and Chinese flags.
REUTERS/Jason Lee
Public Opinion

Americans Positive on South Korea Despite Trump’s Views on Alliance

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

American's favorable views of South Korea are at an all-time high and a majority of Americans support using US troops to defend South Korea if invaded by North Korea.

South Korean flag.
William Warby
Public Opinion

Troop Withdrawal Likely to Undermine South Korean Public Support for Alliance with United States

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

New polling reveals that little has changed in terms of South Korean attitudes towards the US-South Korea military alliance.

Sailors wave to children while marching in the annual Jinhae Gunhangje military port festival parade in South Korea, April 5, 2019.
US Navy
Public Opinion

With Tensions Receding, Americans Lose Fear of North Korea

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

The American public is now less concerned about the threat posed by North Korea.

North Korean soldiers look to the South through binoculars while on patrol.
Reuters
Public Opinion

While Positive toward US Alliance, South Koreans Want to Counter Trump's Demands for Support

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

A large majority (92%) of the South Korean public supports their country’s alliance with the United States, largely unchanged since 2014. 

A ROK sailor waves flags in front of an aircraft carrier.
Jermaine M. Ralliford
Public Opinion

American Public Backs US Military Presence in Japan

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Craig Kafura

This report says that Americans remain supportive of the US military presence in Japan.

Blackhawk helicopter taking off from an operating base.
Reuters
Public Opinion