Stories Filed Under “U.S.-ROK relations”

3/7: A Russian Perspective on the Korean Peninsula

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS presents

A Russian Perspective on the Korean Peninsula

 Tuesday, March 7, 2017

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Bernstein Offit Building, Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

A discussion with Mr. Alexander Ilitchev. Given Russia’s historic relations with North Korea stretching several decades, there are a lot of speculations about how Russia will deal with recent provocations by North Korea. Mr. Ilitchev will share his analyses on how Moscow sees Pyongyang recently in the context of the new administration in the United States.

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The US-Korea Institute at SAIS presents

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 – The US-Korea Institute at SAIS presents

2/15: Direction of South Korea’s Foreign Policy: MOON Jae-In’s Strategy for Making a Better Alliance with the Trump Administration

The US-Korea Institute at SAIS presents

Direction of South Korea’s Foreign Policy:
MOON Jae-In’s Strategy for Making a Better
Alliance
with the Trump Administration

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SAIS Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

The US-Korea Institute at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) invites you to attend a discussion with Professor KIM Ki Jung, a policy advisor to Mr. MOON Jae-in, a leading candidate in the next presidential election in South Korea, on Mr. MOON’s strategy to strengthen the US-ROK Alliance with the Trump Administration.

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2/22: U.S. –Korea Alliance Under the Trump Administration

USKI-KNDU-INHA CIS Joint Symposium 2017

U.S. –Korea Alliance Under the Trump Administration

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
SAIS Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Professor KIM Youngjun’s presented paper can be found here.

Professor NAM Chang-hee’s presented paper can be found here.

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USKI-KNDU-INHA CIS Joint Symposium 2017

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 – USKI-KNDU-INHA CIS Joint Symposium 2017

An Information Based Strategy to Reduce North Korea’s Increasing Threat: Recommendations for ROK & U.S. Policy Makers

Commander Fredrick “Skip” Vincenzo, USN

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

“Deterrence works, until it doesn’t.”—Sir Lawrence Freedman

The United States’ current approach to North Korea does not fundamentally resolve the risks of its belligerent behavior nor halt the development of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. As these capabilities are improved, there is greater potential that Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea—confident he can deter a regime-threatening reaction—will attempt a violent provocation to achieve political objectives but in doing so miscalculates and instead sparks a crisis which escalates disastrously. While the United States has contingency plans for a wide range of conflict scenarios, executing them would be extraordinarily costly—the military capabilities Pyongyang has now amassed would inflict catastrophic damage.

James Clapper, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, has repeatedly warned that Pyongyang is “committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that is capable of posing a direct threat to the United States…” and that “North Korea has already taken initial steps toward fielding this system…”1 With such a capability, Kim is attempting force the international community to accommodate him to avoid conflict. However, he could underestimate U.S. resolve, which in turn would ignite conflict. If the Kim regime falls, a nuclear-armed, fragmented military could strike the United States.

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Remembering Amb. Stephen Bosworth

Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, 1939-2016. (Photo: Kaveh Sardari/USKI)

Ambassador Stephen Bosworth, 1939-2016. (Photo: Kaveh Sardari/USKI)

Ambassador Stephen Warren Bosworth died of pancreatic cancer in his home in Boston on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Stephen Bosworth was a career American diplomat and was chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and held an appointment as a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was also served as the Payne Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University in 2014.

Ambassador Bosworth served as Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University from 2001-2013. His administration at Fletcher is credited with increasing the size of the Fletcher faculty and student body while securing the financial soundness of the school during a period of economic uncertainty. He oversaw the creation of new degree programs that have significantly expanded the scope of The Fletcher School’s teaching, research, and global outreach. During his tenure as Dean at the Fletcher School, Ambassador Bosworth also served President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy from 2009 to 2011.

“Stephen Bosworth was among the best diplomats of his generation. A consummate professional and a student of history, he managed American foreign policy skillfully at critical junctures and left an indelible imprint on America’s policy toward Asia,” said Vali Nasr, dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS, “He was a transformational dean at the Fletcher School at Tufts University where he oversaw development of new programs. Insightful, kind and considerate, he was a great influence on friends and colleagues and generations of students who studied international affairs.”

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