It's Not Just Over There: Consequences of War and Instability on the Korean Peninsula | Partnership with Stimson Center
Amidst COVID-19 and its fallout, policymakers are confronted with newly emergent issues alongside preexisting ones. Nowhere is this more evident than on the Korean Peninsula. As the pandemic spreads, US-DPRK talks remain stalled, inter-Korean relations persist as mostly one-sided, and North Korea has continued to test and refine its military capabilities as well as ratchet up its rhetoric. Furthermore, COVID-19 has intensified a growing US-China strategic competition, competition which enhances the importance of allies such as South Korea. Simply put, US involvement on the Korean Peninsula remains as deep and important as it has ever been.
The Stimson Center and Stimson’s 38 North program, working with the Alaska World Affairs Council, present a panel of experts to discuss the importance of the US commitment to the Korean Peninsula. Based on their experience and expertise, the panelists will offer informed commentary on the importance of the relationship commitment and its direct connection to the United States. Among a broad range of topics, the panel will explore various steps to avoid renewed instability or conflict on the Korean Peninsula and the potentially enormous costs of failing to do so.