8:30 am EST - 12:00 am EST

Past Event

Korea-U.S. Alliance: Time to Take It to the Next Level

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

8:30 am - 12:00 am EST

The Brookings Institution
Somers Room

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Without doubt, Korea represents the best example of US foreign policy success. If the US had not intervened in the Korean War, it would be difficult to imagine the Korea of today. Korea today is no longer one of the poorest nations in the world. As a matter of fact, it is now a member of the rich countries’ club, the OECD. Politically, Korea is the most advanced and vibrant democracy in Asia. This achievement is of course the result of the hard work of the Korean people themselves, but at the same time the US is justified in taking pride in this development.