Welcome To AsiaEast

The AsiaEast is a discussion among journalists, policy-makers and policy specialists, focusing on the development, security and politics of the region. High-quality programming is aimed at the professional policy community, including government officials, legislators, NGO specialists, businesspeople, academics and journalists. AsiaEast will produce video discussions with journalists, policy-makers and policy specialists, focusing on the security, development and current diplomacy of the region.

Development

For the public in East Asia, questions about the pace and quality of development are at the top of the agenda.

Security

Despite the region’s growing interdependence, there remains a frustrating, lack of security.

Leadership

During 2020, crucial elections occurred in South Korea, Japan and the US. 

About Us

Stephen Costello

Stephen Costello is a policy analyst with 30 years of experience in Korea and Northeast Asia as political consultant, policy analyst, think tank program director, and tech-sector business consultant.  He is now Non-resident Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Korean Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Interviews

Greg Thielmann

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Ambassador Tom Hubbard

From the blog

China Raises Concerns About Japan’s Nuclear Plans

China Raises Concerns About Japan’s Nuclear Plans

Japan is moving ahead with plans to reprocess large quantities of plutonium for use in a new series of fast-breeder reactors. It has resisted returning plutonium to the U.S. Chinese government and media are increasingly drawing attention to percieved dangers from these developments in an increasingly public debate over security, safety and alliance politics in East Asia.

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