The Upcoming Biden-Moon Summit: What Lies Ahead On and Around the Korean Peninsula
May 17th, 3:30 – 4:45 PM EDT
One Korea Network and the Committee on Present Danger China (Captive Nations Coalition)
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea is set to visit Washington to meet with President Biden on May 21st. Not only will he be the second head of state to visit Biden, but this will most likely mark his last visit to the United States as a lame duck president. His visit, however, comes at a unique time with the recent Congressional hearing on South Korea’s controversial anti-leaflet law and the upcoming rollout of the Biden administration’s North Korea policy.
The question on everyone’s mind: What is President Moon Jae-in seeking to accomplish in Washington?
The obvious assumptions are that Moon will try to reinforce the ‘ironclad’ US-ROK alliance and request greater American support for South Korea’s procurement of vaccines. However, Moon’s unstated objective may be to persuade President Biden to follow the Moon administration’s ‘accomodationist’ approach to dealing with North Korea. Surprisingly few people are aware of, or will admit, Moon and his closest associates’ radical ideology that shapes his policies and objectives for the Korean Peninsula and towards the United States.
On May 17, One Korea Network (OKN) and Committee on the Present Danger: China (Captive Nations Coalition) will host a joint webinar to analyze President Moon’s objectives as he embarks for Washington. A panel composed of defense and security experts on South Korea, North Korea, China, and the US will examine Moon’s visit, the US-ROK alliance and its future prospects, and other issues including denuclearization of North Korea and China’s role in the Indo-Pacific.
You may submit questions for the speakers by tagging @OneKoreaNetwor1 or @CPDChina on Twitter or via email to [email protected]. Live questions will also be taken during the event.
Grant Newsham, President of Korea CPAC (KCPAC), retired U.S. Marine Colonel, and former diplomat
Frank Gaffney, Vice Chair, Committee on the Present Danger: China
Sung Yoon Lee, Kim Koo-Korea Foundation Professor, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Gordon Chang, Commentator, author of The Great US-China Tech War and The Coming Collapse of China
Hyunseung Lee, Regional Director of One Korea Network; North Korean escapee
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