Reuters/Doug Mills - President Barack Obama (2nd L) shakes hands with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (2nd R) during the Nuclear Security Summit. Seen on left is China's President Xi Jinping and on right is South Korea's President Park Geun-hye.

Past Event

Shared Challenges and Cooperation for Korea, China and the U.S.

December 16, 2014

On December 16, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings, the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, and Peking University’s School of International Studies hosted a conference continuing deliberations undertaken in Seoul in April 2014. In three sessions, experts from Korea, China, and the United States identified emerging challenges to the international order, analyzed the web of relationships between the Korean Peninsula and major powers and charted paths for the region’s economic future.

  • Speech | Tokyo Foundation Forum

    The North Korea Challenge

    October 31, 2014, Evans J.R. Revere

  • In the News

    I think where the South Korean government has some culpability is that in the 1970s some Korean officials from the central government did go to these camp-towns and try to persuade these women who were working as sex workers to co-operate with the U.S. military command. The priority was to keep the U.S. military command happy so they would stay in Korea because there was a threat of pull-outs of U.S. troops.

    November 27, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, BBC
  • In the News

    Once these [South Korean] women were there, they couldn't get out easily. They were raped continuously - raped by the manager. Anything the bar owner deemed necessary for a woman to attract [American] GIs to sell sex - make-up, clothing, some decoration in their hut rooms - was rented out to the women. If the women were ill or if they needed assistance to pay for a funeral for a family member, they would borrow from the bar owner. All of these expenses became part of their debt and unless you paid off this debt you couldn't leave.

    November 27, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, BBC
  • 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

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