US policy toward Korea, and specifically toward the threat of DPRK nuclear-weapons proliferation, has played over more than three decades like a multi-act saga of frustration, error, and failure. The problem is worse than ever, and now threatens to metathesize further. Come learn what has gone wrong, why, and how ultimately the problem must be addressed by the next U.S. Administration. Once the ineluctable conclusions emerge and US policy begins to change, East Asian geopolitics will in turn change significantly. Many Singaporeans will worry about the implications of these changes; they shouldn’t.
About the Speaker
Adam Garfinkle is on a year-long engagement at RSIS as Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Aside from being Founding Editor of The American Interest, Dr Garfinkle has served as Editor of The National Interest, as Principal Speechwriter to the US Secretary of State while attached to the Policy Planning Staff of the State Department, was chief writer of the Hart-Rudman Commission reports, and has taught at several institutions of higher education including SAIS/Johns Hopkins. His PhD in International Relations is from the University of Pennsylvania.