This episode of the Korea Now podcast features an interview that Jed Lea-Henry conducted with Brad Glosserman. They speak about Brad’s recent and ongoing work on the new national security economy, the changing global realities and how countries will need to adapt, the importance that governments such as South Korea and Japan recognise these new national security economy issues and integrate them into their broader defence policies, how this fits into the new superpower conflict between America and China, the challenges presented to East Asia by the rise of China, the prospects for multilateralism as a means to mitigate such dangers, and importantly what businesses, governments, as well as citizens, will need to do to prepare for this new national security economy.
Brad Glosserman is both the Deputy Director of, and Visiting Professor at, the Tama University Center for Rule Making Strategies, as well as a Senior Advisor for the Pacific Forum. Brad was also the Executive Director of the Pacific Forum for 15 years, and is the author of ‘The Future of U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Balancing Values and Interests’, ‘The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States’ and ‘Peak Japan: The End of Great Ambitions’ (Amazon; Book Depository). Brad’s regular commentary and opinion pieces can be found at: http://cc.pacforum.org/author/brad_glosserman/ and https://www.japantimes.co.jp/author/int-brad_glosserman/