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Assessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance

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The dynamism of Asian markets, China’s rise, and Japan’s quest to become a normal state, play key roles in determining the future of the US-ROK alliance. At the same time, U.S. perception of China’s growing influence differs from that of Korea’s. Similarly, Washington does not see eye-to-eye with Seoul over changes in Japan’s policies. While the bilateral alliance remains strongest in dealing with North Korea, the two allies also have different views on dealing with this challenge.

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will deliver the keynote address of the second annual U.S.-Korea dialogue hosted jointly by the Wilson Center and the East Asia Foundation of Seoul. Join us for this half-day conference, where opinion leaders from Korea and the United States will discuss their concerns for the future and seek ways to increase cooperation and mutual political, economic, diplomatic, and security benefits.

Read Secretary Russel's remarks at the U.S. Department of State's Website.


  • Daniel Russel

    Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • Jane Harman

    Director, President, and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Ro-Myung Gong

    Chairman of the East Asia Foundation
  • Thomas Fingar

    Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
  • Emma Chanlett-Avery

    Specialist in Asian affairs, Congressional Research Service
  • Sung-hwan Kim

    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Jeong Woo Kil

    Member, National Assembly, ROK
  • Cheol-hee Park

    Professor, Seoul National University
  • Robert Hathaway

    Global Fellow, Director Emeritus
    Former Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Former Public Policy Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • James Fatheree

    Senior Director for Korea and Japan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Kent Hughes

    Public Policy Fellow
    Former Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
  • Mi Ae Choo

    Member, National Assembly, ROK
  • Choong Yong Ahn

    Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership
  • His Excellency Ho-young Ahn

    Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States