Date / Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 09:00
Venue: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies (1F, Main Auditorium) in Seoul, South Korea

joint symposium with the wilson center

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosts and invites you to the joint symposium entitled Lasting Peace? – Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula and the State of the ROK-U.S. Alliance 65 Years After the Armistice Agreement on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 09:00 in Seoul, South Korea.

The 65th anniversary of the ROK-US alliance is marked by significant milestones and profound shifts in policy. It was only a year ago that South Korea underwent a domestic political crisis, while the leaders of North Korea and the United States exchanged heated words, matched by a series of provocations and military posturing that signaled a possible opening salvo to another conflict on the Korean Peninsula. The leaders of these three countries since have embarked on a policy of intense diplomatic engagement with the hope for a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear crisis. Skeptics, however, question the value of this approach, given the history of past negotiations with North Korea. Within the broader regional context of great power competition, the leaders of the US and South Korea also work to manage and redefine the alliance by renegotiating the Special Measures Agreement (SMA), their free trade agreement (FTA), and transfer of wartime operational control (OPCON). Will the two countries succeed in maintaining the existing alliance relations for years to come? Will the alliance need to be redefined or reshaped? If so, how? Will the two countries succeed in finally resolving (if not addressing) the North Korean nuclear issue? How should the two countries best address these challenges?

The Woodrow Wilson Center and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies bring together thought leaders and decision makers from the United States and South Korea to discuss the prospects for peace with North Korea and the state of the ROK-US alliance, 65 years after a partnership forged in the trenches of war. Join us on Wednesday, October 17th, at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea, for discussion about the present and future of the Korean Peninsula.

We hope to see you at this event.

The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
※RSVP: To register, please click the link below and complete the registration form before Tuesday, October 16, 12:00 PM.

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