Robert Hathaway is Director of the Asia Program at the WWC; Katherine Moon is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wellesley College; Victor Cha is Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University.


The nature of relations on the Korean peninsula has been characterized as terminally unstable - with episodes of cooperative gestures paired with more frequent episodes of political stalemate. America's historic military presence complicates matters even more as South Korean attitudes today are more outspoken, independent and accepting of their northern neighbors. In this panel program, Asian scholars Victor Cha and Katherine Moon join the Wilson Center's Robert Hathaway in a discussion about the present challenges and possible advantages to a more productive American-Korean dialogue.