Genre Bimonthly, Journal of Foreign Policy Studies (especially Asia-Pacific Politics)
Title The Asan Forum Volume 4, Number 2
Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Rozman
Pages 288 pages
Price $14.95 USD/ 16,000 KRW
ISSN 2384-423X/9772384423003-11
Published date 13 May, 2016
Publisher The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Address 11 Gyeonghuigung 1Ga-Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul, 03176, Korea
Phone 02-3701-7309
Fax 02-730-5876
Associate copy-editor Kildong Kim/


About the Book

The Asan Forum is a bimonthly journal for in-depth interpretation of rapid changes across the Asia-Pacific region. The Asan Forum provides a platform for world renowned experts to voice their opinion on pressing issues in the region. The PDF files can be downloaded at The hardcopy is $14.95 and 16,000 KRW.


Table of Contents

Special Forum: Sino-Russian Relations and their Impact on Countries in between

  • Introduction to the Special Forum: US-Japan Triangles in Northeast Asia / Editorial Staff
  • Japan, China, and the United States in an Uncertain Asia / Sheila Smith
  • The Japan-US-Russia Triangle in 2016 / Gilbert Rozman
  • Reviving the US-Japan-Korea Triangle in South Korean Diplomacy / Park Cheol-hee
  • Synopsis of the German Marshall Fund’s Japan Trialteram Forum, March 1-2, 2016 / Editorial Staff
  • Navigating Historical Tensions: Pragmatic Leadership, Empathy, and the US Factor in Japanese-South Korean Relations / John Nilsson Wright
    Open Forum

  • Washington Insights / Editorial Staff
  • Russia-Southeast Asia Relations: In China’s Shadow? / Vitaly Kozyrev
  • Can’t Buy Me Soft Power (with Hard Power): China’s Appeal to South Koreans / Kim Jiyoon
  • The Belt & Road Initiative as Power Resource: Lessons from Japan / Willilam W. Grimes
  • Mongolia’s Place in China’s Periphery Diplomacy / Jeffrey Reeves
    National Commentaries: The Indonesia Fishing Boat Incident and Tensions in South China Sea

  • A View from the United States / Donald K. Emmerson
  • A View from Australia / Nathalie Sambhi
  • A View from Indonesia / Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto
    Alternative Scenarios 1: The Russian Far East

  • Positive Scenario II / Artyom Lukin
  • Negative Scenario II / Gilbert Rozman
    Alternative Scenarios 2: China’s New Silk Roads

  • Reconciling Alternative Scenarios / Min Ye
  • Xi Jinping’s Belt & Road Initiative: How to Win Friends & Influence Europeans / Theresa Fallon
    Country Reports: South Korea, Japan, Russia, China

  • China / Danielle F.S. Cohen (with the assistance of Dong Jiaxin)
  • Japan / Editorial Staff
  • Russia / Editorial Staff (with the assistance of Olga Puzanova)
  • South Korea / Editorial Staff (prepared by Han Minjeong)
    Review Articles: Russia’s Turn to the East

  • Ex-Ambassadors to Seoul Advise It to Change / Gilbert Rozman

    About the editor-in-chief

    Gilbert Rozman is the Editor-in-Chief of the Asan Forum. He is also an Associate Faculty member in the East Asian Studies department of Princeton University and Musgrave Professor of Sociology. He specializes in Northeast Asian societies and has compared them, most recently concentrating on national identities. His recent books include: Chinese Strategic Thought toward Asia, U.S. Leadership, History and Bilateral Relations in Northeast Asia, Northeast Asia’s Stunted Regionalism: Bilateral Distrust in the Shadow of Globalization and East Asian National Identities: Common Roots and Chinese Exceptionalism. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and B.A. from Carleton College.