Asia Initiative Lecture SeriesThe Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS) was founded in 2019 by Jihyun (Amanda) Won at The Institute of World Politics. The objective of this lecture series is to broaden the scope and discussion on a range of intelligence, foreign policy, and security issues attendant to the Asian geopolitical, socio-economic, and cultural spheres of influence.

The Return of Great Power Rivalry
Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
Dr. Matthew Kroenig is the deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council and the director of the Center’s Global Strategy Initiative.
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The ROK/US Alliance and the Threat
Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
General John H. Tilelli, Jr. US Army (Ret)
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Communist China’s Modern Intelligence Reforms
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Dr. Matthew Brazil is the researcher and writer.
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Philippines-U.S. Alliance in a Post-Pandemic World
Thursday, November 12, 2020
with Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America
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An Assessment of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy
October 27, 2020
with Dr. Michael Jonathan Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
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Chinese Communist Espionage
October 7, 2020
with Matt Brazil, non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation

Human Rights Atrocities in North Korea
Monday, September 14, 2020
with Amb. Jung-Hoon Lee, Dean and Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University

The North Korean Intelligence Service’s (NKIS) Espionage and Strategy
March 4, 2020
with Dr. Kim Dong-sik, the former highest-ranking North Korean Intelligence Service (NKIS) spy who ever defected to South Korea, and who is currently a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS) in Seoul, South Korea
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Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and The Hanoi Summit
October 15-16, 2019
with a lecture on “Lessons Learned: The Inter-Korean Dialogue and Path Forward” with Gen. Kim Dong-shin, South Korea Minister of National Defense (ret.)
and a panel on “US-NK Relations: The Post-Hanoi Summit” with Gen. Kim Dong-shin, former ROK Minister of National Defense; Gen. John Tilelli, Jr, former Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, ROK; Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and holder of the Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mr. Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, The Heritage Foundation; and Prof. John Sano, IWP Professor, and former Deputy Director, CIA’s National Clandestine Service
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