In the latest episode of AEI’s Banter podcast, we sit down with East Asian expert and friend-of-the-show Michael Auslin to discuss the increasingly dangerous situation in the Korean Peninsula. What’s actually going on over there? Is North Korea bluffing? What can the United States do? Michael brings us up to date on not only the history of the situation, but how the recent tensions should change how the US thinks about its policy towards North Korea. As is the case whenever we discuss North Korea, we can’t forget to mention the panda in the room: China. All this, plus Stu vents on the annoyance of constant Chinese cyber-attacks. Enjoy!
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After a bit of a hiatus we’re back with a great guest and friend of the show Michael Auslin. Michael sits down to discuss his new piece in National Review about tensions mounting between Japan and China over a small group of islands call the Senkaku Islands. While Japan owns them China has not been helpful in stopping their fisherman and patrol boats from freely using the waters. While its not come to blows yet we discuss how bad it could get. Michael also talks with us about sequestration and what kind of effect that might have on Asia.
In the latest episode of Banter, Stu and Andrew sit down with AEI resident scholar Michael Auslin to discuss Japan’s efforts to recover one year after the devastating Tsunami. Fresh from an event here at AEI with the Japanese ambassador, Michael discusses Japan’s recovery efforts since the disaster, how the Japanese military really stepped up to the plate, how the US and Japanese militaries cooperated to an unprecedented degree during the crisis, and the fallout (both literal and otherwise) from the Fukushima nuclear plant. Michael is able to provide a wealth of knowledge, history, and insight about the recovery efforts from every angle. Enjoy!