[Webinar] Celebration Summit at Seventy: The U.S. and South Korea Renew Their Vows With State Visit
Christian Davies, Seoul Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, and In-Bum Chun, Senior Contributor at Asia Society Korea and Lieutenant General (Ret.) of the Republic of Korean Army, share their overall impressions of President Yoon's recent state visit to the United States, as well as the results and implications of the summit, focusing primarily on how the summit addressed some of the main tensions underlying the alliance.
Mason Richey, Senior Contributor at Asia Society Korea, moderated the discussion, raising provoking questions pertaining to major Korean concerns, including pressure from U.S.-China strategic competition, extended deterrence and the Nuclear Consultative Group (NCG), the war in Ukraine, and the economic risks, as well as potential, for Korean companies in the context of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Christian Davies is the Seoul bureau chief of the Financial Times. Before then he worked as the Warsaw correspondent for the Guardian and Observer newspapers, and as acting Central Europe correspondent for the FT. He has been published in the New Statesman, Foreign Policy, Politico, Haaretz, Prospect Magazine, The Lancet, and the London Review of Books.