Session: Session 4
Date/Time: April 27, 2016 / 13:30-15:00
Alastair Gale, The Wall Street Journal
Victor Cha, Center for Strategic and Int’l Studies
Edwin Feulner, The Heritage Foundation
Kim Sung-han, Korea University
Yamaguchi Noboru, Int’l University of Japan
The Korea-U.S. alliance is one of the closest and most important relationships for both countries. From economics, to security, to cultural exchanges, Korea and the U.S. have worked together for over 60 years and share many of the same values and strategic objectives. The new U.S. President will face a new set of challenges regarding the Korean peninsula, the most important of which is curtailing North Korea’s nuclear program while maintaining peace and stability between the two Koreas. South Korea also needs to find a balance between their maintaining its existing close relationship with the United States and cultivating deepening ties with China. How will the U.S. presidential election in November 2016 impact Korea-U.S. relations? Where is the relationship headed in 2016 and beyond?