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Thu, Mar 18, 2021

How to renew the purpose of the US-ROK alliance

It is time for the United States and South Korea to revitalize the intrinsic value of their alliance. There are several ways they can do so.

New Atlanticist by Cheol Hee Park

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Dr. Cheol Hee Park is a nonresident senior fellow with the Asia Security Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and director of Institute of International Affairs (IIA) at Seoul National University. He was dean of the GSIS between 2016 and 2018 after serving as a director of Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) between 2012 and 2016, and the president of the Korean Association for Contemporary Japanese Studies in the year 2017. He initiated the formation of the East Asian Consortium for Japanese Studies (EACJS) in 2016. Dr. Park widely covers research on Japanese politics and diplomacy, Korea-Japan relations and international relations in East Asia. He serves as an executive secretary of Korea-Japan Forum. In his personal capacity, he serves as a board member of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies and the East Asia Foundation. Dr. Park is also a columnist at Tokyo Shimbun since 2012, a regular writer at Korean Peninsula Peace Watch at Joongang Ilbo since 2019, and a columnist for Munhwa Ilbo in 2020. Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University. Prior to joining as faculty at Seoul National University in 2004, he was an assistant professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS). He is a first recipient of the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in 2005.