Jonathan D. Pollack

Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution., The Brookings Institution

Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. A specialist on East Asian international politics and security, he has published extensively on Chinese political-military strategy, U.S.-China relations, the political and security dynamics of the Korean Peninsula and U.S. strategy and policy in Asia and the Pacific. His latest publication, No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security, was published in May 2011 by Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Articles by Jonathan D. Pollack

China and North Korea: The long goodbye?
China's estrangement from North Korea continues to fester and deepen. Following protracted negotiations in the aftermath of Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test and subsequent satellite launch, the U.N. Security Council has imposed far more severe restrictions on North Korean trade, finance, and marit ...
Changes and prospects for the structure of regional stability in East Asia: A U.S. perspective
Early 2016 is an uneasy and potentially disquieting time in East Asia and in international politics as a whole. A pronounced slowing of economic growth across much of the globe (the United States is among the few exceptions); appreciably heightened geopolitical rivalry in locations of great impor ...
The United States, China, and the South China Sea: Is regional order at risk?
To judge by media accounts from last weekend’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, the United States and China are headed into very troubled waters. Beijing’s accelerated efforts to fortify reefs and shoals in the South China Sea and the U.S. Pacific Command’s surveillance of these activities ...
China Shifts from North to South Korea
In an interview with Radio Television Hong Kong, Jonathan Pollack discusses the Chinese president's recent visit to South Korea, examining stronger relations between China and South Korea and U.S. reactions, China's adjusted attitude toward its traditional ally North Korea and South Korea-Japan r ...
Is North Korea Imperiled?
Yesterday's brutal, abrupt execution of the second ranking ruler of North Korea, Jang Song-thaek, culminated a stunning week in Pyongyang, perhaps the world's most isolated and repressive capital. For much of its history, North Korea has posed acute threats to the outside world. It is the most mi ...
China and the U.S.: A Little Big Summit
President Obama and China's new leader, Xi Jinping, convene this week in Rancho Mirage for their first face-to-face discussion as presidents. It is a summit without precedent in Sino-American relations. Both leaders agreed to informal discussions very different from the highly structured agendas ...
China's Rise and U.S. Strategy in Asia
China's ascendance as a major power and its implications for the world economy, global governance and international security continues to be a source of major debate. The scope and rapidity of China's ascent have placed China at the centre of deliberations over international strategy. There are f ...