Asan Symposium

Session: Session II
Date/Time: Friday, June 3, 2022 / 13:20-14:35


Paula Hancocks, CNN

Jung Seung Jo, Korea-US Alliance Foundation
Kim Byung Joo, The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Shim Yoon-joe, Kookmin University
Bruce W. Bennett, RAND Corporation
Edwin J. Feulner, The Heritage Foundation
John Hamre, Center for Strategic and International Studies (virtual participation)
Karen House, Harvard Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Panel Description
The vision of the ROK-U.S. alliance has guided the solid and cooperative bilateral relationship between South Korea and the U.S. The alliance has been the linchpin for stability, prosperity, and cooperation. However, as the ROK-U.S. alliance’s strategic environment undergoes change, new questions and constraints can be considered. What was the guiding vision of the ROK-U.S. alliance? What kind of strategic environment is the alliance facing today? Is the existing vision of the ROK-U.S. alliance useful in the current and future environment? What should be the vision for the alliance in meeting the challenges of the 21st century?