Book Forum

The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea

(Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

January 12, 2005 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Don Oberdorfer, Former Washington Post correspondent, author of The Two Koreas; Selig Harrison, Director of the Asia Project, Center for International Policy, author of Korean Endgame

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East Asia poses some of the greatest foreign policy challenges for policymakers on both sides of the Pacific. In Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, Ted Galen Carpenter and Doug Bandow question whether Washington’s East Asia security strategy makes sense any longer given the possibility of a nuclear‐​armed North Korea and the fraying ties between the United States and South Korea. The prospect of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea becoming nuclear hostages makes it imperative to reconsider U.S. policy on the Korean peninsula and throughout East Asia. The book provides a candid assessment of America’s position in East Asia and the wider world. Please join us for an important, timely forum with the authors and two distinguished discussants.