ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

October 14, 2005

The US Interests in the Korean Peninsula and Outlook for the US-South Korea Relations:
quo vadis quo jure quo modo?

presented by
Daniel Blumenthal
Resident Fellow
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
Washington, DC 20036

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Daniel Blumenthal presented "The US Interests in the Korean Peninsula and Outlook for the US-South Korea Relations" at the ICAS Fall 2005 Symposium on October 11, 2005 which was held at the United States Senate Russell Office Building Caucus Room SR 325, Capitol Hill, Washington DC.

Daniel portended in his ICAS Lectures [ICAS Lectures No 2005-1011-DxB] that
"[b]ecause the options are so bad, North Korea's development of nuclear weapons is one of the most vexing foreign policy problems that the Bush administration faces. A policy of containment and isolation, with a view toward undermining the regime is in fact more realistic than the alternatives. And let me make a point that is often missed -- Even if we did sign another Agreed Framework-type deal, we could never promise the DPRK that we would let-up on human rights issues, it is simply not in our national character".

A full text of his speech may be found in the ICAS website:


Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow