Tag Archives: Korean War

Evolution of the US-ROK alliance Series

Over this past summer, I have written a series for the Diplomat magazine about the US-ROK alliance looking at how it has evolved, and what the future might hold. This post has all of the links to the articles in … Continue reading

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South Korea Abandonment Fears

Throughout the history of the alliance, South Korea has faced abandonment fears stemming from the possibility that their great power sponsor would remove its troops from the Korean peninsula and end or weaken the alliance. South Korea’s fear is a … Continue reading

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South Korea Abandonment Fears

Throughout the history of the alliance, South Korea has faced abandonment fears stemming from the possibility that their great power sponsor would remove its troops from the Korean peninsula and end or weaken the alliance. South Korea’s fear is a … Continue reading

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Origin of the U.S.- South Korea Alliance

The U.S. military was involved in Korea before the founding of the ROK itself, and was instrumental in shaping the early ROK government. After the Pacific War against Japan, the United States took control over the southern half of the … Continue reading

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My new article- Enough to Go Around? Money Matters Complicate U.S. Strategic Rebalance to Asia-Pacific

My new article was just published in the Fletcher Security Review. It was co-written by Richard Weitz- Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. I.  State of the “Asia Pivot” The U.S. Strategic Rebalance to Asia – also known as the … Continue reading

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Compellence; changing strategic values of this function of force

Another paper written for class, but I think that this one is interesting enough to post here.  Please excuse any typos, it was written with a time limit. During the Cold War there were four categories that characterized the functions … Continue reading

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Merrill Newman goes home When I lived in South Korea, there were a few times that I had considered going to visit North Korea.  I was never that serious about it, but the idea of going to a place that … Continue reading

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