South Korea at the Crossroads

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/06/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Location
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Hosted by
Chicago Council


 

South Korea at the Crossroads

Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on US-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

 

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics placed South Korea front and center on the world stage. Yet this country of just over 50 million people has been occupying the headlines often in recent months, and South Korean policymakers are finding themselves at a crossroads. While Chinese economic influence in the country continues to grow, the security alliance with the United States remains critical in the wake of North Korean advancements to their nuclear weapons and missile programs. What path will South Korea pursue as China and the United States compete for influence on the Korean peninsula? What are the prospects for progress on inter-Korean relations in the wake of Kim Yo-jong’s historic visit to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Olympics?

Scott Snyder’s latest book, South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar following the program.

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The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics placed South Korea front and center on the world stage. Yet this country of just over 50 million people has been occupying the headlines often in recent months, and South Korean policymakers are finding themselves at a crossroads. While Chinese economic influence in the country continues to grow, the security alliance with the United States remains critical in the wake of North Korean advancements to their nuclear weapons and missile programs. What path will South Korea pursue as China and the United States compete for influence on the Korean peninsula? What are the prospects for progress on inter-Korean relations in the wake of Kim Yo-jong’s historic visit to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Olympics?

Scott Snyder’s latest book, South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers, will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar following the program.

 

 

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Scott A. Snyder

 

Scott A. Snyder

Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on US-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on US-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Prior to joining CFR, Snyder was a senior associate in the international relations program of the Asia Foundation, where he founded and directed the Center for US-Korea Policy and served as the Asia Foundation’s representative in Korea. He was also a senior associate at Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies. Snyder has worked as an Asia specialist in the research and studies program of the US Institute of Peace and as acting director of Asia Society’s contemporary affairs program. He was a Pantech visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and received an Abe fellowship, administered by the Social Sciences Research Council. Snyder received a BA from Rice University and an MA from the regional studies East Asia program at Harvard University. He was a Thomas G. Watson fellow at Yonsei University in South Korea.

 

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