Episode 9: South Korean Politics and Japan

Scott Snyder describes the domestic and institutional politics on the Korean side, examining how increased political polarization affects Korean attitudes toward Japan. 

Play Button Pause Button
0:00 0:00
x
Episode Guests
  • Sheila A. Smith
    John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Scott A. Snyder
    Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy

Show Notes

The past year has seen a sharp downturn in Japan-South Korea relations. Scott A. Snyder describes the domestic and institutional politics on the Korean side, examining how increased political polarization affects Korean attitudes toward Japan.

 

This podcast series is part of a project on Northeast Asian Nationalisms and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which is made possible through support from the U.S.-Japan Foundation.

Japan

The United States has become more inward-focused and nationalistic, but as Toshihiro Nakayama argues, Japan does not have a back-up plan to its alliance with the United States.

United States

Toshihiro Nakayama evaluates today’s politics in the United States and argues that the fundamental shift that has taken place under President Donald Trump is not likely to end with his presidency.

China

Jessica Chen Weiss discusses the nature of activism in China and how the Chinese government is responding to these new challenges.

Top Stories on CFR

Venezuela

The closely watched elections on July 28 will determine whether incumbent President Nicolás Maduro wins a third term or allows a democratic transition.

International Law

The high court’s decision could allow future U.S. presidents to commit grave abuses of power with impunity, with serious implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security.

Election 2024

The Ohio senator is Donald Trump’s choice as his running mate for the 2024 presidential election.