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The 2016 Presidential Election: Seoul’s Views on the Transition in Washington

The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president poses policy issues to South Korea in the areas of the free trade regime and defense cost-sharing. Seoul and Washington will have to tackle these key issues based on the perceived national interests and the common spirit of the alliance. At the same time, how to deal with the nuclearizing North Korea presents an urgent policy challenge to both allies. The dramatic leadership transition in Washington and the unfolding political turmoil in Seoul will affect the ways to solve these problems for the sake of economy, security and democracy.

Date & Time

Nov. 29, 2016
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The 2016 Presidential Election: Seoul’s Views on the Transition in Washington

The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president poses policy issues to South Korea in the areas of the free trade regime and defense cost-sharing. Seoul and Washington will have to tackle these key issues based on the perceived national interests and the common spirit of the alliance. At the same time, how to deal with the nuclearizing North Korea presents an urgent policy challenge to both allies. The dramatic leadership transition in Washington and the unfolding political turmoil in Seoul will affect the ways to solve these problems for the sake of economy, security and democracy.


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Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

The Center for Korean History and Public Policy was established in 2015 with the generous support of the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.  Read more

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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