Foreign Policy

Scholarly Publications

North Korea in 2018: Kim’s Summit Diplomacy

February 2019

Kim Jong-un showcased a series of summit meetings throughout 2018, including the first-ever meeting of a North Korean leader with a sitting US president.

Peace on a Knife's Edge: The Inside Story of Roh Moo-hyun's North Korea Policy

February 2018

Peace on a Knife’s Edge is the translation of Lee Jong-Seok's 2014 memoir of South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun's efforts to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the face of opposition at home...

Asymmetry of power and attention in alliance politics: the US–Republic of Korea case

February 2016

While power asymmetry typically defines security relationships between allies, there exist other forms of asymmetry that influence alliance politics.

Other Publications

Seventeenth Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

September 2017

The seventeenth session of the Korea-U.S.

Is the War Danger in Korea Real?

August 2017

President Donald Trump's ominous threat to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea succeeded at least in garnering the attention of not only Kim Jong Un but the globe.

Surviving the Trump-Moon Summit

July 2017

In the days leading up to the Washington summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump, the tension in Seoul was hard to escape.

News

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

January 2021

Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...

How WWII Continues to Shape Regional and International Relations in Asia

August 2020

In an interview with Stanford News, Gi-Wook Shin, the director of APARC and the Korea Program, describes how divergent perspectives on the legacies of WWII continue to shape different understandings...

Shining Light on the Threats to Democracy and Human Rights in Asia

November 2019

Around the world, democracy is in retreat.

Events

A New Beginning or the Same Old Story? Prospects for the Biden Administration's North Korea Policy

February 12, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. The Biden administration has yet to announce its North Korea policy, and it remains unclear whether it will try to forge a new path in U.S.

U.S.-Korea Relations Under the Trump and Moon Administrations: A Critical Assessment

September 24, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations." This panel will review and assess various aspects of the relationship between the...

The Role of Human Rights in Policy Toward North Korea

June 9, 2020

This twelfth annual Koret Workshop had originally been scheduled to be held on March 13, 2020, but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Projects

Diversity and Tolerance in Korea and Asia

A new research collaborative examines diversity issues and challenges in Korea and greater Asia.
English

Global Talent and Innovation

A central focus of the research efforts at Shorenstein APARC is to analyze the bridges linking Asia and the United States.
English

Multimedia

The North Korea Crisis

June 2017

Video and transcript from the joint CISAC/Shorenstein APARC panel discussion, "The North Korea Crisis," on May 30, 2017, with James Person, director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation at the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Gi-Wook...

Wind of Change? South Korea under the New Administration

May 2017

Video and transcript from the Shorenstein APARC Korea Program colloquium, "Wind of Change?

The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia

December 2016

Video and transcript from the Korean Studies Colloquium Series panel discussion, "The New U.S. President, Korea and East Asia," on Dec. 6, 2016.Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S.

People

Portrait of Gi-Wook Shin Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology