REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - A child holds U.S. and South Korean flags prior to the state arrival of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at the White House in Washington, October 13, 2011.

Past Event

The Seventh Seoul-Washington Forum: U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations, Unification, and Green Politics

September 18, 2014

On September 18, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings and The Korea Foundation hosted the seventh Seoul-Washington Forum. Leading experts from South Korea and the United States examined strategic changes in the region and what this means for the U.S. rebalance to Asia, challenges related to U.S.-Korea-Japan relations, the politics of unification, and South Korea’s leadership in green economy and climate change.

  • Interview | China Daily

    A Lifetime of Keeping an Eye on China

    September 12, 2014, Jonathan D. Pollack and Chen Weihua

  • Opinion | The Guardian

    September 10, 2014, Roberta Cohen

  • In the News

    The theme parks, amusement parks, water parks, equestrian parks — these are all directed at the elite, while people in the rest of North Korea are not doing well at all. The [Kim] regime is making every effort to present an image of economic success.

    September 2, 2014, Evans J.R. Revere, Washington Post
  • Interview | Yonhap News Agency

    July 14, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • Opinion | The Washington Post

    July 25, 2014, Roberta Cohen

  • Interview | Radio Television Hong Kong

    China Shifts from North to South Korea

    July 24, 2014, Jonathan D. Pollack

  • In the News

    Staying quiet [about a movie that mocks Kim Jong Un] would be an act of cowardice and defeat – that ‘violating’ the sacredness of the Kim family and the leadership of the North Korean people is OK. That is not an option for [the Kim regime].

    July 23, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Voice of America
  • In the News

    [Kim Jong Un] is so tightly guarded. But the more practical concern is the debasement of Kim's standing and legitimacy. His youth, lack of experience, lack of secure contacts and friendships with foreign leaders put him in a precarious position. He has to earn the respect and trust of the older military and Korean Worker’s Party leaders.

    July 23, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Voice of America
  • In the News

    The Chinese have let anti-Kim and anti-North Korea expressions run free in China's cyberworld and to a lesser degree in print news. North Korea has recently lambasted China publicly, partly for the unofficial oil embargo and partly for dissing it by cozying it up with South Korean president Park Geun-hye. There's mutual distrust and frustration, if not hostility, between China and North Korea.

    July 23, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Voice of America

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