Asia Security after US Hegemony

On November 1, 2016, in College, Faculty, jackson, by APCSS Editor

Dr. Van Jackson recently wrote about the changing Asian security landscape for “The ASAN Forum.”  Entitled “Asian Security after US Hegemony: Spheres of Influence and the Third Wave of Regional Order,” Jackson writes that the region is in flux due to low trust thanks to a myriad of territorial and strategic disputes.  In his article, […]

Opinion: Preventing Nuclear War with North Korea

On September 12, 2016, in External Publications, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

“Preventing Nuclear War with North Korea” by Dr. Van Jackson was recently published by Foreign Affairs magazine. In the article Jackson discusses N. Korea’s fifth and largest missile and nuclear testing.  In the last four years, N. Korea under Kim Jong Un has conducted 35 missile launches and three nuclear tests. According to Jackson, “North […]

Fait Accompli

On June 1, 2016, in College, Faculty, Faculty Articles, Independent Faculty Articles, jackson, by APCSS Editor

Dr. Van Jackson has a new article called “Grappling with the Fait Accompli: A Classical Tactic in the Modern Strategic Landscape” which appeared this week on the War on the Rocks blog. In his article, Jackson describes variations in the fait accompli, an age-old tactic to challenge the status quo and secure unilateral gains while […]

OpEd: Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III

On April 1, 2016, in College, Faculty, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

In his latest commentary, “Saving the South China Sea Without Starting World War III,” DKI professor Dr. Van Jackson advocates for stronger U.S. maritime leadership in a region marked by increasing tension. Jackson writes, “The opaque, low-information nature of the South China Sea creates a permissive environment for many sources of conflict.  When national governments […]

Dr. Van Jackson publishes book on US-North Korea relations

On March 10, 2016, in College, External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, jackson, by APCSS Editor

In his latest book, titled Rival Reputations: Coercion and Credibility in US-North Korea Relations, Dr. Van Jackson looks at the troubled history of US-North Korean affairs from the 1960s through 2010. According to the title’s publisher, Rival Reputations evaluates how past incidents and crises can help determine threat credibility and the willingness of an adversary […]

Opinion: ‘The Trouble with the US Bomber Overflight Against North Korea’

On January 12, 2016, in Courses, Faculty, Faculty Articles, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

Dr. Van Jackson recently wrote an Op/Ed on “The Trouble With The US Bomber Overflight Against North Korea” for The Diplomat. In the opinion piece, Jackson discusses the recent bilateral ROK- US bomber overflight against North Korea. While he states that the U.S. message to N. Korea could not have been clearer, he does believe that it could […]

Report on the Geopolitical Implications of Korean Unification

On January 6, 2016, in External Publications, Faculty, Faculty Articles, jackson, by APCSS Editor

Dr. Van Jackson recently co-authored a report on “Solving Long Division: The Geopolitical Implications of Korean Unification” published by the Center for a New American Security. According to CNAS, the report “examines a host of issues posed by unification – including nuclear weapons and deterrence, the U.S.-Korea alliance, and relations between the countries in Northeast […]

New OpEd: Don’t Let China Policy Follow North Korea’s Path

On December 14, 2015, in College, External Publications, jackson, by PAO

Dr. Van Jackson recently wrote an Op/Ed on “Don’t let China Policy Follow North Korea’s Path” for The Diplomat. In the opinion piece, Jackson discusses the evolution of U.S.– North Korea relations and warns that U.S.-China relations could go down a similar path. He states that maintaining the status quo could limit policy options in […]

New OpEd on North Korea and the Arms Control Taboo

On December 2, 2015, in Faculty Articles, jackson, Opinions/Editorials, by APCSS Editor

Dr. Van Jackson recently wrote an Op/Ed on “Breaking the North Korea Arms Control Taboo” for The Diplomat. In the article, he states that “there’s a highly ingrained taboo against arms control when it comes to North Korea, and it’s so strong that it risks blinding rational alliance decision-making.” He also describes the pros and […]

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