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A Dangerous Triangle: The Impact of Chinese-Japanese-South Korean Relations on U.S Policy


Mario Vanella examines the complicated relations between China, Japan, and South Korea. The paper analyzes the issues currently exacerbating the relationship between Japan and South Korea, their economic relations, and the possible military diplomacy between the two countries. The paper then discusses the Sino – South Korean economic relations and the FTA’s economic effects, and proposes policy recommendations aiming to the conservation of the regional equilibrium.
Mario Vanella is a second-year M.A. student at SAIS, concentrating in Strategic Studies and International Economics. He was awarded the Carlo Maria Santoro Fellowship and the Marie Kraus Fellowship. Prior to SAIS, Mario obtained his JD and his M.A. in Business Law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He worked as political advisor for the Vice President of the European Parliament and then as a lobbyist in the private sector. He has relevant work experiences in Italy, Belgium, USA, Israel and Argentina. He speaks 5 languages.