Eric A. Mcvadon

Rear Admiral Eric A. McVadon retired after serving at the U.S. embassy in Beijing and has been a consultant on East Asian security affairs for various DoD and intelligence organizations for the past 15 years. He is also the director of Asia-Pacific Studies for the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. His writings on China’s relations with the Koreas include “China’s Military Strategy for the Korean Peninsula” in China’s Military Faces the Future, China’s Foreign Military Relations, and “China’s Goals and Strategies for the Korean Peninsula” in Planning for a Peaceful Korea.

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Articles by Eric A. Mcvadon

Northeast Asian Security: A New Paradigm?

For a decade or more there has been active discussion of a security framework, structure, or mechanism for Northeast Asia. The discussions, which intensified over the last half decade, coincided

Beijing’s Frustrations on the Korean Peninsula

Relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have fluctuated dynamically over the past two decades, beginning in the 1980s when frays first appeared in China’s ties with North Korea. The relationship continued

Beijing’s Frustrations on the Korean Peninsula

Relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have fluctuated dynamically over the past two decades, beginning in the 1980s when frays first appeared in China’s ties with North Korea. The relationship continued

Beijing’s Frustrations on the Korean Peninsula

Relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have fluctuated dynamically over the past two decades, beginning in the 1980s when frays first appeared in China’s ties with North Korea. The relationship continued

Beijing’s Frustrations on the Korean Peninsula

Relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have fluctuated dynamically over the past two decades, beginning in the 1980s when frays first appeared in China’s ties with North Korea. The relationship continued