Promoting Dialogue and Understanding Between Korea and the United States
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October 20th 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Livestreamed on YouTube
Strained ties between the United States and China have presented new challenges for middle powers like South Korea, but the shifting geopolitical landscape may also provide new diplomatic opportunities. Far from being a shrimp caught among whales, as the old Korean proverb about great power competition goes, Seoul is well-positioned to shape its own future and take on leadership roles in major areas of global concern. Making the most of the country’s current situation, however, will require new and innovative approaches beyond the status quo.
Please join KEI for a discussion with three emerging experts on how South Korea should adapt to the new normal of U.S.-China rivalry, including arguments to abandon strategic ambiguity in favor of a principled middle power agenda as well as lean into its successes in developing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and economic diplomacy.