South Korea

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North Korea After Kim Jong-il

Speakers: Scott A. Snyder and Paul B. Stares
Presider: Anya Schmemann

The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il has raised serious concerns over the future of the country and stability in the Korean peninsula. His son Kim Jong-un is now expected to take over the helm of the nuclear-armed Communist country, one of the most closed-off societies in the world. While some experts believe the country might see some reform in the period after Kim, others see little hope for change, especially in the ongoing effort to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons.

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U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (Audio)

Speakers: Charles L. "Jack" Pritchard, Evans J.R. Revere, and Scott A. Snyder
Introductory Speaker: Anya Schmemann
Presider: David E. Sanger

Members of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula discuss the findings and recommendations of the report.

This Task Force is made possible in part by generous support from the Korea Foundation.

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U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (Audio)

Speakers: Charles L. "Jack" Pritchard, John Tilelli Jr., and Scott A. Snyder
Introductory Speaker: Anya Schmemann
Presider: John C. Bussey

Members of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula discuss the findings and recommendations of the report.

This Task Force is made possible in part by generous support from the Korea Foundation.

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China's Rise and the Two Koreas

Author: Scott A. Snyder

With China now South Korea's number-one trading partner and destination for foreign investment and tourism, what are the implications for politics and security in East Asia? Scott Snyder explores the transformation of the Sino–South Korean relationship since the early 1990s.

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