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

    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)
  • Opinion | Wall Street Journal (Asia Edition)

    Steadying Allied Defenses in Korea

    October 22, 2014, Bruce Klingner and Michael E. O'Hanlon

  • Interview | CHQR News Talk 770 AM Calgary, Alberta

    Where in the World is Kim Jong Un?

    October 16, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • Blog Post

    Engaging North Korea: Calls for Leadership

    October 15, 2014, Paul Park and Katharine H.S. Moon | comments

  • Opinion | The Chosun Ilbo

    Toward Korean Independence?

    October 13, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • In the News

    No one knows why Kim Jong-un is out of sight, but he has been the most public of the three dynastic leaders [in North Korea]. He may also be facing personal challenges -- he does have a family -- a wife and at least one child. Perhaps there is illness or some other problem. Again, who knows?

    October 10, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, ABC News Radio
  • In the News

    In the case of Mr. Jang [Jin-sung], the reality is he defected in 2004, 10 years ago, and it is nearly impossible for anyone having left a country [like North Korea] that has a news block-out to be able to have consistent and accurate and clear information for over a 10-year period of time. Defectors and exiles are also known generally in the scholarship to be colored by their experiences of the past. So they tend to read and interpret events in current times through the lens of the past and their own grievances.

    October 10, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, CBC Radio

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