Future of the U.S.-Korea Alliance

The CSIS Korea Chair analyzes the U.S.-Korea alliance, one of America’s most successful postwar security institutions, which faces new challenges and opportunities in an era of U.S.-China strategic competition, summit diplomacy with North Korea, trilateral relations with Japan, and revisions in the bilateral security and trade relationship.

Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War

In the year commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, CSIS gathered acclaimed experts to reflect on the ROK-U.S. alliance.


Batting in America: Korean Baseball

In this special episode, Ambassador Mark Lippert and Victor Cha bring together an all-star cast of Korean baseball experts to talk about the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), its games being broadcast live in America on ESPN, and the importance baseball has played in people-to-people relationships between the U.S. and Korea and their alliance.

ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum: Peace on the Korean Peninsula

This virtual session moderated by Ambassador Mark Lippert, Senior Advisor at the CSIS Korea Chair and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, features a discussion about the status of U.S.-ROK alliance in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum: Over-the-Horizon: The Future of U.S.-ROK Alliance

This virtual session, moderated by Dr. Young-kwan Yoon, Professor Emeritus at Seoul National University and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, features a discussion on opportunities for the future-oriented U.S.-ROK collaboration in new concepts of security including cyber, AI, and outer space. This is Session III of CSIS's three-part ROK-U.S. Strategic Forum 2020, that took place on June 24th and June 25th, 2020.

U.S.-South Korea Cost-Sharing Negotiations Impacting Korean Public Support for U.S. Security Umbrella

Predata signals suggest a significant perception gap emerging between the U.S. and South Korea. First, South Koreans are more focused on the financial burden of the U.S. military presence than on the positive security benefits it provides. Second, U.S. demands for $5 billion in cost-sharing are generating the highest ever levels of social media and video commentary critical of U.S. forces in Korea.