The East-West Center Research Program will offer a brown-bag lunchtime presentation titled “Dangerous Liaison: Beijing’s North Korea Policy after the Cold War” on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. in Burns Hall 3012.
The speaker will be Jingdong Yuan, a POSCO Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center. Yuan is an associate professor at the Centre for International Security Studies and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. He specializes in Asia-Pacific security, Chinese defense and foreign policy, and global and regional arms control and non-proliferation issues.
Yuan will provide an overview of both the complexity of North Korean-Chinese relations since the end of the Cold War and the nuclear issue as it has impacted U.S. non-proliferation policy and regional stability and of China’s perspectives and policy debates on this issue as a rising power.
He will also analyze Chinese foreign, security, and economic policies toward North Korea and discuss how these policies advance and influence China’s strategic interests and regional security posture.
For more information about Yuan and his planned presentation, see http://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/seminar-dangerous-liaison-beijings-north-korea-policy-after-the-cold-war.