National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien on the Korean War, North Korea and the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Harry J. Kazianis, John Dale Grover

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On June 30th, the Center for the National Interest held a webinar marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War (please see our special symposium on this topic with over fifty-plus perspectives here).

That virtual event addressed the war’s impact on the Korean Peninsula and the larger Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the panel discussed contemporary inter-Korean and U.S.-North Korean relations, including where they could be headed in the months and years to come. Here we present a video of that event:

The speakers at the event included:

• Keynote Speaker: Robert C. O’Brien, National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump. 

• Moderator: Harry J. Kazianis, Senior Director of Korean Studies at the Center for the National Interest and Executive Editor of The National Interest.

• Panelist: LT. General Wallace Gregson (U.S. Marines, Retired), former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Senior Director, China and the Pacific Program at the Center for the National Interest; and former head of U.S. Marines in the Pacific. 

• Panelist: LT. Colonel Daniel Davis (U.S. Army, Retired), Senior Fellow at Defense Priorities and former adviser to the South Korean government while on active duty in South Korea. 

• Panelist:​ Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute, and author of the book Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World

Image: Reuters


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