Charting a New Course for the U.S.-South Korea Alliance

For nearly 70 years, the U.S.-South Korea alliance has been a linchpin of security in the Indo-Pacific. In recent years, the two governments have been working together to expand their scope of cooperation from beyond the peninsula to the broader region.

Over the course of 2021, experts at the Center for American Progress have led a project bringing together a network of self-identified progressives from the United States and South Korea to identify pain points, highlight convergences, and generate new ideas for the U.S.-South Korea alliance. Based on the results of the network’s conversation, CAP released three issue briefs discussing the role of the U.S.-South Korea alliance as it pertains to North Korea, China, and Southeast Asia. CAP thanks the Korea Foundation for its support of this project.

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Prospects for Diplomacy With North Korea
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Prospects for Diplomacy With North Korea

Given political considerations in the United States and South Korea, a diplomatic approach with North Korea is likely unsustainable in the long term.

Tobias Harris, Abigail Bard, Haneul Lee