ASPI Banner - South Korea

As one of Asia’s largest economies and a treaty ally of the United States, South Korea holds abundant influence in the region. ASPI’s South Korea work focuses on promoting strong U.S.-South Korea relations and enhancing South Korea’s cooperation with other regional actors to promote prosperity, security, and sustainability in the Asia-Pacific. For instance, ASPI’s Toward a Northeast Asia Carbon Market initiative provides a roadmap for linking carbon markets between Japan, China, and South Korea. ASPI is also currently engaged in an initiative to develop concrete ideas to advance the U.S.-Korea economic relationship. Given the immense challenges coming from South Korea’s northern neighbor, the U.S.-Korea alliance and stability on the Korean Peninsula are also key areas of focus for ASPI. ASPI convenes policy dialogues and panel discussions, contributes analysis, policy recommendations and expert commentary to deepen understanding of South Korea and its impact on the region.

Reports

report
Wendy Cutler calls on the Asia Pacific to lead trade reforms in this latest ASPI issue paper.
report
Wendy Cutler makes the case for a collaborative approach to addressing concerns with China's state-led economic model.
report
Issue paper highlighting areas for closer economic cooperation between the U.S. and South Korea.
report
ASPI report on carbon market cooperation and linkage in Northeast Asia.
report
ASPI report outlining ways to foster regional trade and carbon market cooperation between China, Japan, and South Korea.
report
ASPI report on how major companies operating in Northeast Asia can drive carbon market cooperation and capitalize on its opportunities.
report
ASPI report on carbon market developments in China, Japan, and Korea and how linkages can be facilitated between these markets to pursue ambitious climate change policies.
report
ASPI report on how to strengthen regional institutions in the Asia-Pacific to manage peace and security in increasingly turbulent times.
report
In the wake of the recent U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, this ASPI report makes recommendations to bolster regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific.

Videos

Current Affairs
A discussion on gender disparities in South Korea and Japan with NPR's Elise Hu.
Current Affairs
 /  New York
Former ambassador Kristie Kenney and Asia Society Policy Institute's Daniel Russel discuss a variety of issues related to U.S.-Asia relations at this edition of Asia Briefing.
Policy
 /  New York
South Korean President Moon Jae-in explains why he's more optimistic than before about the chances of North Korean denuclearization.

Featured Initiatives

Commentary