REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji - A barbed wire fence decorated with ribbons bearing messages wishing for the unification of the two Koreas near the demilitarized zone which separates North and South Korea in Paju, South Korea, October 31, 2014.

Past Event

History, Politics, and Policy in the U.S.-Korea Alliance

November 17, 2014

On November 17, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted a conference discussing the relationship between history and U.S. policy toward Korea. The event featured a series of roundtable discussions among historians and policy practitioners representing a wide range of expertise and institutional knowledge. These “comparative conversations” provided analysis of other country cases of political division and reconciliation.

  • Blog Post

    Human Rights and Diplomacy: The Koreas, U.S., and China

    November 14, 2014, Paul Park and Katharine H.S. Moon | comments

  • In the News

    It’s always been assumed that [North Korean leaders] are impervious to human rights criticism, but I believe that we’ve now seen that that’s not the case.

    November 14, 2014, Roberta Cohen, PRI
  • Interview | HuffPost Live

    November 10, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • In the News

    This would be financially and logistically impossible to manage should there be a migration crisis across the 38th parallel and/or unification.

    November 4, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Deutsche Well (Germany)
  • In the News

    [Refugee] groups are largely isolated from Korean society and associated with the migrant worker class. But the migrant workers have their own issues and problems and they have separate legal standing and labor policies that govern their stay [in South Korea].

    November 4, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Deutsche Well (Germany)
  • In the News

    [Regarding refugee policy] the tendency [in Asia] is to look inward, preserve domestic stability and improve domestic welfare, especially given that many Asian nations, including South Korea, still have weak welfare systems compared to the West - even though they are wealthy and highly developed.

    November 4, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Deutsche Well (Germany)
  • In the News

    [While UN cooperation with North Korea on human rights should be pursued] it cannot be used to barter away and gut the text of a U.N. resolution based on the COI findings and recommendations for accountability.

    October 29, 2014, Roberta Cohen, ABC News
  • Blog Post

    From North Korean Captivity to Freedom: Jeffrey Fowle

    October 22, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon | comments

  • Opinion | 38 North

    October 16, 2014, Roberta Cohen

  • Interview | CHQR News Talk 770 AM Calgary, Alberta

    Where in the World is Kim Jong Un?

    October 16, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

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