East Asia in News
Week 1（9/22）: Introduction
Week 2（9/29）: North East Asia New Security Alliance ( an Asian NATO?)
Japan’s push for a new security policy
South Korea adopting THAAD system
Australian security cooperation with Washington
US pivot to Asia
News Event: missile defense in North East Asia
Week 3（10/6）: South China Sea
Claims by all sides
Race to build up an island
The arbitration on the July 12th
United ASEAN against China?
News Event: tension among China, Vietnam and the Philippines
Week 4（10/13）: North Korea
Can the North Korean regime sustainable?
US North Korean policy
China’s blood alliance with North Korea
Six-way talk and its failure
North Korea nuclear and missile capability
News Event: North Korean nuclear test
Week 5（10/20）: China and the United States, rival eventually?
John Mearsheimer vs. Hugh White
“Pacific Ocean is big enough for both us”
G2 and Strategic and Economic Dialogue
News Event: the last Summit between Xi and Obama
Week 6（10/27）: Global Challenges to the region
Financial and economic crisis after 2008
Global terrorism, from al Qaeda to ISIL
China’s growth slowing down and its impacts
News Event: G20
Week 7（11/3）: China’s development and its limits
A new model, outside of market economy and liberal economy?
One belt, one road
The ruling of Xi and the anti-corruption campaign
News Event: the power consolidation of Xi before the 19th party congress
Week 8（11/10）: TPP, the new beginning or a premature birth
The negotiation of TPP
TPP as the economic pivot of the US
Everyone abandoning the TPP during the presidential election
Can the lamb duck president get it passed?
The competing trade group, RCEP
News Event: President Obama’s last push for TPP in December
Week 9（11/17）: Taiwan’s new president and her new policy
The politics of Taiwan and its election
DPP status quo vs. new and independent country
China factor: stalemate or U-turn
Tsai’s US and Japan policy
Week 10（11/24）: China and Japan
Historical issues and disagreement
Shangri/ Daiyu islands
Japan concern on the treat of China
Japan redefines its security alliance with the US
Week 11（12/1）: Russia, a European power, or an Asian country?
Ukraine invasion and the western economic sanction
Russia-China new alliance
Russian Eastern policy
News event: the visit of Putin to Japan
Week 12（12/8）: ASEAN and the region
Burma: democracy consolidated?
Thailand: the King and his council
Malaysia: the scandal of the Prime Minister and the opposition
Singapore: after the Lee Family
Week 13（12/15）: Debate 1 economic and security dilemma
Non-zero sum economic dependence and zero-sum security dilemma
Economic competition as a source of tension?
Week 14（12/22）: Debate 2 Merits of democracy and how to achieve it
Democracy, a desirable goal?
Democratic transformation, bargain and the cost
Democracy and international pressure
Week 15（12/29）: Debate 3 Who are going to dominate East Asia in 2050?
The emerging China
The rejuvenated America
Neither of them can dominate, the new order