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  • Forum Focuses on Policy Implications of South Korean Election Results
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    South Korean Presidential Election

    South Korean experts talked about the implications and results of the nation’s May 9, 2017, presidential election. They focused on how South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, might foster…

  • Clinton and Trump Surrogates Discuss East Asia Policy
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    East Asia Policies of 2016 Presidential Candidates

    Officals from 2016 presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) talked about their candidates' policy proposals on East Asia. Other topics included U.S-China relations and…

  • South Korea Free Trade Agreements Part 1
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    South Korea Free Trade Agreements, Part 1

    South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Ahn Ho-Young and Korean economist Lee Il Huong talked about South Korea’s prospects for joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Korea and China’s free trade…

  • Discussion on South Korea Free Trade Agreements
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    South Korea Free Trade Agreements, Part 2

    Panelists, including economist and trade scholars, talked about the trade relationship between Korea and the U.S., the trade agreement between Korea and China and Korea’s potential to join the…

  • Koreas Growing Influence in the Global Economy
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    South Korean Economy and Influence

    Lee Il Houng talked about South Korea’s role in the G-20 and the world economy.

  • US and South Korea Relations with North Korea
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    U.S. and South Korea Relations with North Korea

    A panel discussion was held on relations with North Korea. Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Evans Revere said relations with North Korea might be heading toward a new phase after weeks of threats…

  • Institute Looks at USKorea Relationship
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    U.S.-South Korea Relations

    Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Y.J. Choi said that relations between the two countries “couldn’t be better” following a summit between President Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. He was followed by a panel…

  • Death of Kim Jong Il
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    Death of Kim Jong Il

    Korea experts talked about the death of Kim Jong Il, the future of North Korea, and the potential impact on security in the region. They also responded to questions from the audience.

  • Korean Military Incident on Yeonpyeong Island
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    Korean Military Incident on Yeonpyeong Island

    Paik Hak Soon spoke to reporters and answered questions about a North Korean attack on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island. Reports indicated that there were civilian casualties and the…

  • North Korea Nuclear Facility
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    North Korea Nuclear Facility

    Stanford Professor Siegfried Hecker presented the findings of his recent trip to North Korea, where he was given a tour of a secret nuclear facility reportedly capable of enriching uranium. In his remarks he…

  • USKoreaJapan Relations
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    U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations

    Michael Auslin talked about the prospects of a triangular U.S.-Korea-Japan relationship as a way for Seoul and Tokyo to work together. He talked about both foreign policy and domestic…

  • SixParty Talks on North Korea
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    Six-Party Talks on North Korea

    Assistant Secretary Hill talked about the latest round of Six-Party Talks with North Korea from which he recently returned. The session of talks produced a written agreement to begin…

  • Northeast Asian Energy Cooperation
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    Northeast Asian Energy Cooperation

    Representative Weldon spoke about U.S. policy toward both North and South Korea, including the congressional delegation he is planning to lead to Korea in late January and the opportunities…