The past several years have seen growing Chinese assertiveness abroad and authoritarianism at home, as well as bipartisan sentiment in Washington favoring tougher U.S. policies toward China. In one form or another, deepening strategic competition between Washington and Beijing is likely to shape the geopolitics of East Asia - and the world - even after the Covid crisis abates and regardless of the U.S. election outcome this November. The direction of the U.S.-China relationship has deep implications for the future of the Korean Peninsula, from international efforts to address Pyongyang's nuclear program to the evolution of the U.S.-ROK alliance.
Please join the National Committee on North Korea for a webinar discussion of what intensifying U.S.-China strategic competition means for the Korean Peninsula, featuring analysis by Amb. Chun Yung-woo, the former ROK National Security Advisor; and Yun Sun, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the China Program at the Stimson Center. Scott Snyder, Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Relations at the Council on Foreign Relations, will serve as discussant and moderator for the conversation. Our expert panel will examine how the re-emergence of great power competition may shape U.S. and Chinese interests on the Peninsula, as well as the strategic environment and available policy options for Seoul and Pyongyang.