U.S.-ROK summits in historical perspective
The U.S.-Republic of Korea presidential summit on October 16 is expected to generate a lot of international attention with regards to North Korea, China, and other pressing areas of cooperation. More importantly, as it has in recent years, the upcoming summit will serve as the stage where both nations reaffirm their alliance, bounded by decades of cooperation and common interests.
On October 13, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies hosted a discussion on the state of U.S.-Korea relations and past U.S.-ROK presidential summits. The speakers helped frame the upcoming visit by President Park Geun-hye and explored the evolution of the bilateral relationship. Panelists included James Person of the Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Duyeon Kim of the Carnegie Endowment; and Brookings Senior Fellow Katharine H.S. Moon, and Emma Chanlett-Avery of the Congressional Research Service moderated the discussion.
Nonresident Associate, Nuclear Policy Program, Asia Program - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Coordinator, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy - and
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It is too soon to tell whether Pompeo would take a different approach toward Turkey...Though I wouldn’t expect the direction of U.S. policy to change significantly...The working groups put in place after Tillerson’s Ankara meetings were something that multiple other secretaries of state had used in the past to address tough policy issues, and there [is] no reason why this particular group could not continue under the new leadership...[Moreover], U.S. policy on the issues of Brunson and Gülen will not change.