Asan Plenum

Session: Plenary Session 1
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 / 10:10-11:40
Location: Grand Ballroom I+II


Karen E. House, Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Yoon Young-kwan, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies
Edwin J. Feulner, The Heritage Foundation
James B. Steinberg, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Randall Schriver, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs
Maria Castillo Fernandez, European Union to the Republic of Korea
Jia Qingguo, Peking University
Ken Jimbo, Keio University


Panel Description
The world has entered a new era of great power competition, where the struggle for values, order, and ideology is at the forefront. Threats from belligerent actors like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are weakening the legitimacy of the non-proliferation regime. As economic and security issues become increasingly intertwined, the global supply chain is being revamped. Unfortunately, conflict rather than cooperation is becoming the norm in non-traditional security. What are the critical fault lines of confrontation among great powers? What impact will this have on the global order? As the global order transitions, what is its fate? How should the international community, including South Korea, respond to ensure common security and prosperity?