Center for Asia Pacific Strategy

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CAPS is a multi-national think tank with a focus on international security in the Asia Pacific region. We are proponents of progress and change, yet our vision for a cooperative and constructive future is inherently connected to a deep and nuanced respect for social, political and historical circumstances of each nation.

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New Publication – Talking Points: North Korea Part 3

We are pleased to announce the third and final article of Ambassador Thomas Schäfer’s Talking Points: North Korea series, titled “Talking Points on Military Spending, Objectives of Nuclear Armament, Nuclear Negotiations, “Hostile Policy,” a Peace Treaty, and an End-of-War Declaration.”  The Talking Points: North Korea series by Ambassador Schäfer provides invaluable and practical insights into […]

New Publication – Talking Points: North Korea Part 2

We are pleased to announce the second article of Ambassador Thomas Schäfer’s Talking Points: North Korea series, titled “Talking Points on Private Foreign Investment and Special Economic Zones.” The article is a continuation of Ambassador Schäfer’s excellent insights and discourse on the state of present-day North Korea, with a focus on foreign investment and North […]

New Publication – Talking Points: North Korea Part 1

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new paper by CAPS Advisory Board member, Ambassador Thomas Schäfer, titled, “Talking Points: North Korea – Encouraging a Different Mindset in North Korea: Introduction and Recommended Talking Points on Agriculture, Food Security,  Private Economic Activities, and Enterprise Reform.”  It will be followed by two subsequent papers […]

51st National Collegiate Security Conference for Model United Nations

On November 4th, Hee-Eun Kim and David Maxwell, supported by Anna Kraemer, spoke to the “Asian Parliamentarians’ Forum on Dalit Concerns, 2014” committee at the 51st National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC) for Model United Nations. This committee was made up of 80 college students from across the U.S. and abroad interested in national security issues. […]

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