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Chat & Chowder - South Korea at the Crossroads

  • McDermott, Will & Emery 28 State Street Boston, MA 02109 United States (map)
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“This cogently presented work is essential for specialists of East Asian international relations and those interested in South Korea's historical and present-day foreign policy.” - Library Journal

“At a critical moment for the alliance, Scott A. Snyder has done it again―producing an important work that both provides insightful historical perspectives of the relationship and also advances our understanding of South Korean strategic decision making. This latest contribution from Snyder will inform academics, policy makers, and those who follow the alliance in Washington, Seoul, and around the world.” - Mark Lippert, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, 2014-17

North Korea’s expanding nuclear capability and China’s growing influence put South Korea at a new strategic crossroads.  What alliances should South Korea prioritize in the new world order? Scott A. Snyder examines the trajectory of fifty years of South Korean foreign policy and offers predictions—and a prescription—for the future, contending that South Korea’s  best strategy remains investing in a robust alliance with the United States.

  Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on Korea-U.S. policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is coauthor of The Japan–South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States and the author of Middle-Power Korea: Contributions to the Global Agenda. Snyder was previously senior associate in the International Relations Program of the Asia Foundation, a specialist for the U.S. Institute of Peace, and an acting director of the Asia Society's Contemporary Affairs Program.

Scott A. Snyder is senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on Korea-U.S. policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is coauthor of The Japan–South Korea Identity Clash: East Asian Security and the United States and the author of Middle-Power Korea: Contributions to the Global Agenda. Snyder was previously senior associate in the International Relations Program of the Asia Foundation, a specialist for the U.S. Institute of Peace, and an acting director of the Asia Society's Contemporary Affairs Program.

WorldBoston's Chat & Chowder features key authors on international affairs in an engaging setting. In addition to discussion of a featured book (usually sold at a significant discount), the program offers the opportunity for discussion among members and guests - and of course a selection of chowders and beverages. Tickets $15 for WorldBoston members and $25 for general admission.

Earlier Event: September 6
Great Decisions - Russia's Foreign Policy
Later Event: October 9
CHINA Town Hall