Past Events

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted the Asan Book Launch of Asia’s Alliance Triangle (Palgrave 2015) edited by Dr. Gilbert Rozman on Friday, December 18, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Date / Time: Friday, December 18, 2015 / 3:00-4:30PM
Location: 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW-8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036





Volume Editor
Gilbert Rozman
Editor-in-Chief, The Asan Forum

Chapter Contributors
Choi Kang
Vice President for Research, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Sheila Smith
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Speaker Biographies

Gilbert Rozman taught at Princeton University from 1970 to 2013. He now serves as the editor of The Asan Forum, an online journal on the international relations of the Asia-Pacific region. His writings bridge sociology, history, and political science, concentrating on the states of Northeast Asia.

Choi Kang is the Vice President for Research and the Director of the Center for Foreign Policy and National Security at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, he was the Dean of Planning and Assessment at the Korean National Diplomatic Academy, Professor and Director General for American Studies at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security, Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for Defense Analyses, and Senior Director for Policy Planning and Coordination on the National Security Council Secretariat. Dr. Choi was also a South Korean delegate to the Four-Party Talks. Dr. Choi writes extensively on the ROK-US alliance, North Korean military affairs, inter-Korean relations, crisis management, and multilateral security cooperation. He received his B.A. from Kyung Hee University, M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University.

Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Press, 2015) and Japan’s New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (Council on Foreign Relations, June 2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan’s strategic choices. In the fall of 2014, Smith began a project on Northeast Asian Nationalisms and Alliance Management.