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What's Next for the U.S.-Japan-South Korea Partnership? Security and Economic Cooperation in a New Era

November 2, 2021

To watch the recording of the event, click here. This event is co-hosted with the East Asia Institute (EAI) in Korea.

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.

CANCELED: Human Rights in North Korea Policy: Human Rights and Security are not in Conflict

January 22, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELEDIn keeping with Stanford University's guidance to event hosts Over the last three years, the United States has done an about-face in terms of engaging North Korea on...

Binary Choices: U.S.-China Strategic Competition and the Korean Peninsula

December 4, 2019

U.S.-China relations have evolved from past templates of  "responsible stakeholder" and "G2" to new ones emphasizing strategic competition.  What is the impact of this competition for broader...

Japan and South Korea on the Brink: Escalating Friction Amidst an Uncertain World

September 10, 2019

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Pressing North Korea on Human Rights is Key to Making Progress on Security Issues

September 10, 2019

President Trump has stopped even mentioning North Korea’s abysmal human rights record in order to secure meetings with Leader Kim Jong-un ostensibly to make progress on serious security issues with...

What do Americans Really Think about Conflict with Nuclear North Korea?

April 2, 2019

The volatile relationship between the United States and North Korea has left the American public questioning whether North Korea is a threat or not.

North Korea: Five Numbers You Need to Know

March 18, 2019

North Korea is the land of punditry, controversy and bad intelligence.  Policy debates swirl in Washington over how U.S.

North Korea and the World in Flux

January 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Koret WorkshopA dramatic opening created by the unique strategic outlooks and personalities of Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump instigated a series of highly symbolic...

North Korea Summit Diplomacy: Round 2

April 19, 2018

After his secret meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in March, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is set to meet with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on April 27 at Peace House, south of the...

18th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

November 8, 2017

In this eighteenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

17th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

November 8, 2017

In this seventeenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

North Korea's Trajectory: A Dangerous Path to Self-destruction?

September 26, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un now boasts that his country is in the final stages of completing a nuclear weapons development program, one capable of loading nuclear warheads on an ICBM that can...

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

September 8, 2016

Korea Society president Thomas Byrne, retired General Walter "Skip" Sharp, former U.S. commander in Korea, and Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. ambassador to Korea and William J.

16th Korea-U.S West Coast Strategic Forum

August 19, 2016

In this sixteenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

16th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

June 28, 2016

The sixteenth session of the Strategic Forum brings together distinguished South Korean and U.S.

15th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

November 17, 2015

In this fifteenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

Northeast Asia in Strategic Crisis: North and South Korean Responses

October 14, 2015

With China’s rise, the U.S.-centered postwar order in East Asia is in crisis.  Regional disputes about issues of history, territory, maritime control, airspace, military alliances, and nuclear...

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

October 2, 2015

Americans think of South Korea as one of the most pro-American of countries, but in fact many Koreans hold harsh and conspiratorial views of the United States.

14th Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum

June 25, 2015

In this fourteenth session of the Strategic Forum, former senior American and South Korean government officials and other leading experts will discuss current developments in the Korean Peninsula...

The ABCD Framework of K-Strategy: The Secret to Korea's Success

May 7, 2014

Economists and business scholars have long tried to construct theoretical models that can explain economic growth and development in emerging economies, but Western models have not always been...

Socialist Living in North Korea, 1953–65

April 22, 2014

In the immediate postwar period, when very real limits on the power of the party-state remained and the population was still recovering from the dislocations of the war, the socialist promise of...

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