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1st Edition

The Future Of South Korean-U.S. Security Relations

ISBN 9780429311123
Published January 23, 2020 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This volume examines key issues in Republic of Korea-United States (ROK-U.S.) burden-sharing, with attention to the unique nature of the arrangement. It analyzes the security balance in Northeast Asia and future trends within the ROK-U.S. alliance.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- The Road to Enduring Peace in Northeast Asia -- ROK-U.S. Security Cooperation: Current Status -- ROK-U.S. Security Cooperation: A Korean View -- U.S. Policy and Northeast Asia -- Soviet Policy in the Western Pacific -- Chinese Foreign Policy in East Asia: Trends and Implications -- Some Questions on Japanese Defense -- Regional Cooperation in the 1990s -- The Korean Military Balance: Myth and Reality -- Korean National Security and External Threat in the 1990s: Focusing on the ROK-U.S. Relationship -- Challenges to ROK-U.S. Security Relations -- Future Issues in ROK-U.S. Security Cooperation -- U.S. Forces in Korea: Their Roles and Future -- Command Arrangements in Korea: Issues and Options -- ROK-U.S. Defense Burden-sharing -- Some Thoughts on the ROK-U.S. Alliance and Burden-sharing -- ROK-U.S. Defense Industrial Cooperation -- ROK-U.S. Defense Industrial Cooperation: A New Step in Security Enhancement -- Conclusions and Recommendations

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William J. Taylor, Jr., is vice-president for public policy programs at CSIS. A retired U.S. army cojonel, Taylor is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on U.S. defense policy, including many on ROK-U.S. security relations. Taylor is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Young Koo Cha, chief researcher and director, Office of Research Cooperation at KIDA, is a graduate of the Korea Military Academy and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris. Cha is an adviser to the National Unification Board and a former visiting fellow at CSIS.  John Q. Blodgett is a fellow in international security studies at CSIS. A career foreign service officer, he specialized in economic and political affairs at nine overseas posts in Europe, Asia, and Africa over thirty-two years.  Michael Mazarr is a fellow in political-military studies. His research centers on U.S. nuclear and conventional policies, U.S.-South Korean security relations, and Cuba. He holds an M.A. from Georgetown University.