ROK-U.S. Cooperation in an Era of U.S.-China Strategic Competition | Wilson Center

ROK-U.S. Cooperation in an Era of U.S.-China Strategic Competition

How should middle powers such as South Korea navigate the growing strategic competition between the United States and China? For Northeast Asian nations like South Korea, maintaining harmonious relations with China has been a priority going back centuries while its alliance with the United States dates back only decades. Scholars from Asia and the United States will debate the dilemma faced by South Korea and debate the direction the Seoul government should take as the nation seeks to strike the right balance in policy with its allies and neighbors.

Speakers

Young-Sun Ha
Chairman, East Asia Institute

Amb. Stapleton Roy
Wilson Center

Yul Sohn
President, East Asia Institute

Sook Jong Lee
Professor, Sungkyunkwan University

Chaesung Chun
Chair, Center for National Security Studies

Lindsey Ford
David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Brookings Institution

Patricia M. Kim
Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Institute of Peace

Moderator

Abraham Denmark
Director, Asia Program, Wilson Center