The Quest for Self-Reliant Security in the Two Koreas, Then and Now
Co-sponsored with Kyungnam University's Graduate School of North Korean Studies
This daylong seminar will examine an issue that is a major source of present tensions between the two Korean states and their allies--—how to balance the need for alliance with the desire for a self-reliant security posture. Experts from the US and Korea will provide fresh historical perspectives on how the issue developed in the late 60s and early 70s, drawing on recently uncovered archival records of decision-making in Seoul and Pyongyang.
On the final panel, distinguished practitioners will assess the present state of the alliance dilemma for both Koreas.